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US forces-Afghanistan investigate Logar civilian Casualties claims

US forces-Afghanistan investigate Logar civilian Casualties claims

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Aug 31, 2017 - 08:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US forces in Afghanistaninfo-icon said on Thursday investigation into the alleged killing of civilians in foreign forces airstrikes has been launched.

In a statement the US forces stationed in Afghanistan said they were aware of an incident in the Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Wednesday morning with potential civilian casualties. 

 “An official investigation has been launched. United States Forces-Afghanistan takes all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and is working with our Afghan partners to determine the facts surrounding this incident,” the statement said.

More than a dozen civilians and two senior Taliban figures were killed in a US airstrike in central Logar province on Wednesday morning.

Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the airstrike was carried out during an operation codenamed “Khanjar” in Baraki Barak district and Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, this morning.

He said a Talibaninfo-icon shadow governor Mullah Mohammadullah and his deputy Huzaifa for Khoshi district were killed in the air raid.

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