5 civilians killed, 4 wounded in airstrike
Posted on 11 months ago
Dr. Abdul Wali Wakil, head of Logar's provincial council, told Afghan Islamic Press that foreign forces aircrafts struck an area in the limits of Charkh district, killing five and wounding four civilians.
He did not give further details.
But head of Charkh district Shura, Haji Almas Khan, put the death toll at seven and told Afghan Islamic Press that the dead including three elderly men, two children and two drivers.
He said three people were also wounded in the airstrike, targeting bazaar in the district centre, adding the victims were civilians and busy in their routine work at the time of the bombardment.
Meanwhile, security chief of Logar province, Khan Sadeq Abdul Rahimzai, said that foreign forces' aircrafts bombed an area from where Taliban were continuously firing mortar rounds at Sarkh district centre today. He said six Taliban were killed in the airstrike, adding the airstrike did not harm any civilians.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told media that their fighters did not suffer any damage in the airstrike.
He claimed that five civilians were killed and a large number wounded in the air strike mounted at approximately 10:00 a.m. (local time).
When contacted, ISAF press office said, "Currently, the operational reporting indicates there was an incident in Charhk district, Logar province today in which several insurgents were killed."
"According to reports an ISAF patrol observed a group of insurgents emplacing an IED and requested a precision airstrike. After the strike, the patrol conducted a follow-on assessment and confirmed several insurgents had been killed."
ISAF said, "We are aware of recent press reports that claim civilians were killed today in the same district. ISAF officials are on the ground gathering facts to determine if the ISAF mission against insurgents was in any way related to the allegations of civilian casualties."
On the night between June 06 and 05, foreign forces bombed a wedding in Barak-e-Barak district of Logar province, killing 18 civilians, most of them women and children.
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