Washington: To reduce civilian casualties during counter-terrorism operations, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)-led International Security Force would continue to work with the Afghan government.

"We will continue to do everything we can to reduce civilian casualties and would continue working  with (the Afghan) President (Hamid) Karzai and Afghan forces, as we continue this important mission," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily news conference.

"We regret greatly the loss of life and especially any civilian casualties. I think over the past year, this administration, working with the military has taken extraordinary steps to reduce the loss of innocent life in cordinated operations  by both ISAF forces and Afghan forces ," he said.

Taking note of the thing that the US worked in coordination with the Afghan government, Carney said, "We are making it sure that we are coordinating with Afghan security forces. We do not operate in a vacuum in that country, and we'll continue to work with President Karzai on this important issue because we take his concernsvery seriously, and we share them."

(Agencies)