KABUL: Army raid has killed at the least 12 individuals together with youngsters, 14 injured in an assault close to the northeastern province of Takhar, provincial officers stated.
The strike on a village in northeastern Takhar province on Wednesday got here as Afghan safety forces clashed with suspected Taliban militants, Provincial spokesperson Khalil Aseer.
The airstrike was carried out when the victims had been busy finding out the Holy Quran, a prayer chief was additionally killed, he added.
However the ministry of defence — who confirmed the strike was carried out by the Afghan air power — denied civilians had died. Twelve Taliban together with a number of of their commanders had been killed, it stated.
Afghanistan’s Vice President Amrullah Saleh additionally states the demise of the youngsters as ‘baseless’ accusation, those that unfold rumours can be handled, he warned by writing a notice on social media website.
The ministry of defence stated it had appointed a crew to probe.
Taliban in an announcement stated The enemy bombarded the mosque at a time when youngsters had been busy in non secular research, airstrike had destroyed the mosque.
Regardless of becoming a member of peace talks with the federal government in Qatar final month, the Taliban have solely elevated violence in a bid to wield leverage within the negotiations.
The US envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, stated earlier this week that combating is threatening the peace course of.