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Afghanistan: Children's bodies used in macabre protest

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  • Villagers blamed Canadian rockets for killing the children
  • Haji Baaz Mohd, a resident of the Salihan Panjwahi village, led the protest
  • Mohd shouted in protest against NATO and the Afghan government
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(CNN) -- Villagers in southern Afghanistan stacked the bodies of two dead children in front of a provincial council Monday to protest their deaths in a rocket attack.

The villagers blamed Canadian rockets for killing the children and injuring five men, but their claims could not immediately be verified.

Canadian authorities are investigating, said Maj. Wance White, spokesman for the Canadian Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, which assists the Afghan government and its citizens.

Haji Baaz Mohd, a resident of the Salihan Panjwahi village, led the protest against international troops and the Afghan government.

Mohd went in front of the Kandahar Provincial Council and the governor's office, shouting in protest against NATO and the Afghan government.

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"We want Mullah Omar, we want a Taliban government," he shouted.

Omar is the Taliban's reclusive leader.

Journalist Javed Jojo contributed to this report.

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