(MENAFN- Afghanistan Times) AT Monitoring Desk
KABUL: At least six people, including a child and two women,
have been killed during a foreign forces' airstrike in central Kapisa province,
a well-placed source confided on Wednesday, whereas the US forces said a probe
was ongoing in this regard.
A source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the air
and ground operation was conducted in Dara-e-Afghani village in Nijrab district
which was launched at 8pm on Tuesday night and lasted for eight hours until the
dawn of Wednesday.
Based on the source which confided to ToloNews, the
operation was conducted in a residential area where the Taliban fighters were
using civilian homes as strongholds. 'One child, two women and three men lost
their lives due to the strike.'
Residents of the village blamed the government for failing
to prevent civilian casualties during the operation and said that the Taliban
forcibly entered their homes and set up fighting positions.
Kapisa local officials expressed unawareness regarding civilian
casualties during the operation.
However, the Taliban militants denied the allegations that their
fighters entered civilian homes by force as baseless, saying foreign troops
were targeting civilians in the operation.
This is while a US Forces spokesman said they were aware of
the allegation and were investigating it.
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