airstrike kills civilians in Kunduz

Airstrike kills civilians in Kunduz, says local official

As many as five civilians were killed and 18 others were wounded in an airstrike in Khanabad district of the northern Kunduz province, claimed Fawzia Yaftali, a member of Kunduz Provincial Council.

The incident took place in Sardawra area, three kilometers away from bazar of Khanabad district, which is now under the control of the government forces, she added.

Women and children are also among the victims.

Sayed Mohammad, a close relative of the victims, meanwhile, claimed that six civilians, including two children, were killed and 18 others wounded in the incident took place on Tuesday, June 15, around 05:00 PM.

He called on the government to investigate the case and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Terming it as shocking, Ms. Yaftali also urged for prosecution of the perpetrators.

The government has not yet commented on the incident.

On June 14, Khanabad district fell to the Taliban but the Ministry of Defense announced late on the same day that Afghan forces have reclaimed the district.

In the meantime, officials from 217 Pamir Corps announced this morning they have cleared many areas in Khanabad district from the presence of the Taliban militants.