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    Posted: 03-Dec-2018 at 3:10pm
At least ten Afghanistan civilians were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.

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. He said local residents displayed the bodies and protested on Sunday. Provincial government spokesman Abdullah Hsrat said the airstrike killed four insurgents and that an investigation has been launched into the allegations of civilian casualties.

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

Ahady said the area is under Taliban's control and so exact information is difficult to obtain.

Edited by MateenK - 03-Dec-2018 at 5:21pm
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