July 23, 2020

Eight civilians killed in Afghan strike on freed Taliban fighter

Herat (Afghanistan) (AFP) – Eight civilians were killed when an Afghan air strike hit a group of people gathered to celebrate a Taliban commander’s release from prison, an official said Thursday. The strike in the western province of Herat on Wednesday drew condemnation from a top US diplomat and underscores the worsening violence in Afghanistan’s war even as the Taliban and Kabul are supposed to be preparing for peace talks. According to Ali Ahmad Faqir Yar, the district governor in the area where the strike took place, a group had gathered to welcome the Taliban commander. “An air strike was…

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