The provincial government of the northern Kunduz province has confirmed that both the Taliban and ordinary civilians have suffered casualties in the latest airstrike.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi has inflicted casualties on Taliban insurgents.

However, the statement added that a number of civilians were also killed or wounded during the airstrike that took place at noon time on Monday.

The provincial officials did not disclose further information regarding the exact number of civilians killed in the airstrike but added that an investigation is underway in this regard.

The statement further added that the investigations are being conducted jointly by the provincial military, government, and other institutions including members of the provincil council.

In the meantime, the local tribal elders in Dasht-e-Archi are saying that nearly 37 Taliban insurgents including several high ranking officials of the group were killed in the raid.

The local elders speaking on the condition of anonymity furhter added that the airstrike took place as a large number of Taliban leaders had gathered in a house near the Madrasa wher a religious ceremony was underway.


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