Local officials in Helmand said, at least five civilians have been killed in an airstrike in Lashkar Gah.

Ataullah Afghan, chairman of Helmand provincial council, told the media on Thursday that five civilians were killed in an airstrike in the provincial capital.

According to a report, All five were members of one family.

Afghan added that the attack took place last night in the “Bushran” area in PD10 of Lashkar Gah, the center of the Helmand province.

5 other individuals have reportedly been injured during the incident.

So far, no security officials have commented on the air raid.

Earlier in December 2020, Afghan security forces on Saturday conducted an airstrike in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, the attack is said to have targeted Taliban gathering.

However, there are conflicting reports of casualties based on the air raid.

Local residents told the media, at least seven members of a family were killed during the air raid, and the Taliban claimed at least 13 civilians including children were killed due to the bombings.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.