US-led airstrike hits east Afghanistan

Afghan villagers stand at a house that was hit by a NATO airstrike in Sajawand village in Logar province, south of Kabul. (File photo)

Ten people have died in a US-led airstrike in Afghanistan™s eastern province of Ghazni.

An Afghan army source said œthe warplanes of the NATO-led coalition forces pounded a militant hideout in Koh-Band area of Muqur District” during the early hours of Monday.

œIn the army follow-up operation, ten dead bodies were found. A Taliban key commander in the area named Shah Mohammad was among the dead,” the source stated.

Airstrikes carried out by US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan have been on the rise in recent years.

The United States says the attacks target members of the Taliban militant group. However, reports on the ground show many civilians have fallen victim to the attacks.

Civilian deaths during US-led airstrikes and operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past decade have made Afghans increasingly outraged.

The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, which was conducted as part of the so-called war on terror, removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains in the country despite the presence of foreign forces.


Copyright: Press TV