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Afghans allege dozens of civilian deaths

Afghans allege dozens of civilian deaths

Afghan officials are alleging that dozens of civilians have died in bombing runs by coalition aircraft in a Taliban-controlled region of western Afghanistan.
The officials said Tuesday that bombs dropped the night before hit rooms full of women, children and old men who gathered after fighting between militants and Afghan and coalition forces in Farah province.
Provincial council member Belqis Roshan says dozens of Taliban had gathered in Bala Baluk district and that fighting broke out. She says airstrikes came later and hit a civilian home.
U.S. spokesman Col. Greg Julian says a few wounded civilians traveled to a military base for treatment. But Julian says fighting is ongoing and officials are investigating reports of civilian casualties.


Updated : 2021-03-06 17:32 GMT+08:00