US bombs checkpoint in Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman stands guard at a checkpoint in Kabul. (File photo)

US forces have bombarded a police checkpoint in Afghanistanâ„¢s central province of Wardak, causing several casualties, Press TV reports.

Attaullah Khogiani, the spokesperson of Wardak governor on Monday confirmed the US attack and told Press TV, Å“One policeman died and five others are badly wounded.”

A team of investigators has been sent to the site of the attack.

The US military has made no comments over the issue.

The attack came two days after at least two people were killed and two others wounded when US-led foreign forces carried out a raid in Goli Khel village of Wardak.

Locals identified said a woman was among the dead. US-led military forces have reportedly laid siege to the village.

On July 3, twenty people were killed and nine others injured when foreign forces carried out an air raid in the Musa Khel district of the eastern province of Khost.

On June 29, eight people were killed when US-led foreign forces launched two separate airstrikes in the provinces of Paktia and Kandahar. Over two dozen people were also killed in an airstrike by US-led forces in Paktika on June 22.

Civilian casualties have long been a source of friction between the Afghan government and US-led forces, and have dramatically increased anti-US sentiments in the war-torn country.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across the country, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.


…read more

Republished from: Press TV