In Afghanistan, govt airstrikes kill 24 civilians

Kabul, September 20

Government airstrikes killed 24 civilians, together with youngsters, and wounded six others in Afghanistan, witnesses stated on Sunday. The Khanabad district the place the village is situated is Taliban managed. The Afghan Defence Ministry stated the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters, however added an investigation was being held into claims that civilians had been amongst these killed.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid condemned the airstrikes and stated the Taliban had no operation within the space on the time of the airstrike. The UN has criticised each side for the battle. — AP

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