October 25, 2014

Afghan civilians suffer casualties in NATO airstrike in Ghazni

By Meena Haseeb - Sat Mar 30 2013, 12:51 pm

NATO airstrike AfghanistanAccording to reports at least 8 Afghan civilians have been injured following NATO airstrike in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

Officials in provincial hospital confirming the report said at least 8 civilians including two women, one kid and five men were taken to this hospital.

Relatives of the injured civilians are saying that the airstrike was carried out in Espand-De village in eastern Ghaznicity.

An official in Epand-De hospital, Ahmad Wali said, “Coalition forces launched airstrike around 8 am on Saturday morning to target militants and the air raid continued for about one hour.”

He said a number of the Taliban militants were also killed following the airstrike.

According to Ahmad Wali, coalition forces targeted a vehicle carrying civilians injuring at least 25 people.

In the meantime provincial governor spokesman Fazal Sabawoon confirming the report said at least two civilians were killed and seven others were injured following the NATO air raid.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the incident.

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