TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Scores of civilians, including children, have been killed in a US-led airstrike in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, numerous media and social media reports said.
According to Safiullah Amiri, a member of the Kunduz Provincial Council, at least 30 civilians were killed in the series of airstrikes on the village, the NYT reported.
The paper also cited Islamuddin Timoori, a representative of the protesters from Kunduz, who said that the bombing was conducted by US and the attack resulted in 27 killed and 70 injured.
Earlier, United States Forces Afghanistan released a statement, saying that two US servicemen had died “as a result of wounds sustained during operations” in Kunduz.
“I was working on the farm land when suddenly the bombardment started in our area. When I came to my house seven members of my family, including women and children, were killed,” Kunduz resident Taza Gul told Pajhwok Afghan News.
However, provincial spokesman Mahmood Danish said, "Afghan forces and coalition troops conducted a joint operation against the Taliban insurgents. In the bombardment 30 Afghan civilians were martyred and 25 others were wounded.”