Joint Military strikes in Afghanistan kill 20 civilians including women and children: Report

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Joint Military strikes in Afghanistan kill 20 civilians including women and children: Report

KABUL - Military air strikes in Afghanistan have reportedly killed over 20 civilians including women and children, private media has reported.

Ministries of Defense and Interior Affairs have launched an investigation into reports which say civilians have been killed in government forces operation in Shegal district in Kunar province, security officials said, Khaama Press has reported.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Kunar operation was conducted jointly by Afghan and foreign forces, but a spokesman of US troops in Afghanistan said they only had an advisory role in the operation and that it was conducted by the Afghan forces.

The operation was conducted in Shegal districts on Thursday night and early reports say that nearly 20 civilians including women and children have been killed and wounded in the operation.

“With those who did negligence in this respect or did not give accurate information will be treated based on the law,” Ghafoor Ahmad Jawed, spokesman of Defense Ministry said.

“A team has been assigned to assess the incident and find out whether it was a mistake in air coordination or there was other problem,” said Najib Danish, spokesman for Ministry of Interior Affairs.