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.
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.
America's longest war continues to threaten lives and kill people in Afghanistan after 16 years. According to the United Nations, the number of civilians killed in a first half of 2018 reached an eight-year record high.
More than 17 years after US-led military aggression and occupation of Afghanistan, the Taliban and other terrorist group like Daesh Takfiri terrorists are thriving in the country, controlling large swathes of territory, and showing no signs of defeat. 105