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Seven civilians killed in Baghlan airstrike

09 Jul 2019 1TV News

به دری بخوانید2019-07-09 | 44 minute ago

At least seven civilians were killed in an airstrike carried out by Afghan forces in northern Baghlan province early on Tuesday, officials said.

The strike aimed at Taliban militants happened around 1:00a.m. in Kutub Kheil village of Dand-e-Shahabuddin.

Militants suffered casualties in the raid, but seven civilians were also killed, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.

The civilians were members of same family and included a woman and children, the statement said.

The incident has sparked protest with protestors closing key highway that connect Kabul to northern provinces.

Security institutions have been instructed to investigate and punish culprits.

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