Overnight air raid claims 65 lives in Afghanistan

Overnight air raid claims 65 lives in Afghanistan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 17:41:51

US fighters overnight air raid in Afghanistans eastern Paktia Province have left 65 dead, many injured.

The US military has confirmed separate air raids in three villages, claiming that those killed were militants.

Meanwhile, four women, including two teenage girls have been killed in twin blasts in Afghanistan’s southern Province of Kandahar on Monday, but nobody has yet to claim the responsibility for the blasts.

While Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, local sources say civilians have bore the brunt of US air strikes.

Just two days ago, at least 60 people were killed and several others severely injured in similar airstrikes.

US troops have increased their air attacks in Afghanistan in recent weeks.

The raids are a source of friction between Kabul and Washington as they often result in civilian deaths.

The Afghan government has on numerous occasions warned Washington to stop attacks on innocent civilians, but the US officials has turned deaf ear to the Afghan government request.

Many civilians have lost their lives in US-led strikes and operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past decade, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly assaults.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains high in the country.


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