US-led airstrike kills 5 in Afghanistan

Five people have died in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistanâ„¢s eastern province of Wardak, Press TV reports.

Wardak provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said the attack was carried out in Saidabad District on Thursday.

He said that all the victims were Taliban militants, including Å“two Arab nationals.”

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

The United States says the airstrikes 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.

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Copyright: Press TV