Dec 03, 2018 16:54 Asia/Tehran
  • Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

At least ten civilians were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan, Afghan officials said.

Iran PressAsia:  Shausta Jan Ahady, a former provincial council member, said that women and children were among those killed in the strike carried out a day earlier.

Provincial government spokesman Abdullah Hsrat said the airstrike killed four insurgents and that an investigation has been launched into the allegations of civilian casualties, Associated reported.

"We are aware of the reports of civilian casualties, but can't confirm it right now, as an investigation is ongoing," said Hsrat.

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