7 killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

Afghan villagers search for dead bodies of persons who were killed in a NATO airstrike on a home in Sajawand village in Logar province south of Kabul on June 6, 2012.

At least seven people have been killed in an overnight US-led airstrike in Kunar Province in northeastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

The Afghan army has confirmed the overnight airstrike, saying it was conducted in Watapur district late Monday.

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

Washington has repeatedly claimed that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians are mostly the main victims of the attack.

On August 7, at least 11 children and two Afghan women were killed in an airstrike launched by US-led forces in the eastern province of Kunar.

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Republished from: Press TV