US airstrikes kill four civilians in Afghanistan

NATO-led US drone targets Kurgan district of northern Faryab province

Anadolu Agency

U.S. airstrikes killed at least 4 civilians in Afghanistan on Monday, a local said.

Army regiment spokesman Mohamed Hanif Rezai told Anadolu Agency that the NATO-led U.S. drone strike targeted a Taliban camp in the Kurgan district of northern Faryab province.

Rezai said 14 militants were killed in the airstrikes, adding he has no further information about civilian casualties.

Local resident Ihsan Makhdoum told Anadolu Agency that he lost his father and three relatives in the attack.

The Taliban have not made a statement on the issue.

The U.S. is a part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission (RSM) -- launched in January 2015 -- to train advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions.


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