2 civilians killed in S Afghanistan

An Afghan woman and her daughter wail after a relative was killed in an attack by US-led forces in Azizabad village in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. (File photo)

At least two civilians have been killed in a joint military operation by Afghan and foreign soldiers in southern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

The military operation took place in Afghanistan™s southern Urozgan Province, on Thursday, killing at least two civilians including a seven-year-old child.

In a statement released on Friday, the provincial governor spokesperson confirmed the report saying the operation was conducted near the city of Tarinkot.

The statement also said that Afghan and NATO forces were reportedly carrying out the operation against a Taliban commander.

Many civilians have lost their lives in US-led strikes and operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past decade, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly assaults.

The US-backed NATO command has for months ignored complaints by residents of severe abuses committed by the elite American troops and commandos.

Recently, Afghan investigators found substantial proof that American Special Forces have been involved in kidnapping, torturing and killing of Afghan civilians across the war-torn country over the past years.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington™s so-called war on terror.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity is rising across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in Afghanistan.


Copyright: Press TV