US drone strike in Afghanistan kills civilians including women and children

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US drone strike in Afghanistan kills civilians including women and children

KABUL - US drone strike in Afghanistan kills civilians including women and children.

At least six members of a family were killed in a “drone attack” in Khost province, members of the Khost provincial council said Saturday.

According to the provincial council, the six people were killed in a village in Alisher district and the drone targeted a civilian’s home. Children are also among the victims, the council members claimed, TOLO News has reported.

A spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan confirmed an airstrike in Khost in Terazai district that “targeted three Taliban fighters.” The spokesman added “we are aware of the allegations of civilian casualties” and said they are “working with local authorities to determine the veracity of these claims. “