At least 7 civilians killed in US airstrike in Afghan province

10:09 AM | 10 Sep, 2019
At least 7 civilians killed in US airstrike in Afghan province

KABUL – At least seven civilians were killed in Afghanistan 's Maidan Wardak province west of Kabul due to an airstrike carried out by the US forces.

The airstrike occurred late Sunday evening, when several residents of the Tangi Dari village in the province's Syedabad district were returning home from a funeral in their car.

According to the Afghan TOLOnews agency, the residents of province have called on the government to launch an investigation into the incident, in which, the outlet said, citing a resident of the district, two children were killed.

Violence in Afghanistan has been escalating as the United States and the Taliban have been negotiating a peace deal that would obligate Washington to withdraw its troops from the middle Eastern country.

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As per unconfirmed reports, the deceased was a major general in the US Army, killed in an insider attack outside Kabul on Tuesday.

Taliban being unrelenting through their attacks in Kabul (September 5th car bombing and other attacks) fighting in Kunduz and Puli Khumri, and an offensive in the Farah province. The US and Afghan forces were equally active, with Mark Pompeo accepting killing more than 1,000 Taliban over the past 10 days.

Meanwhile, the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — after their meeting on Saturday in Islamabad — emphasised support for an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” reconciliation process. The three countries emphasised a “comprehensive” peace deal, condemning the Taliban-assisted attacks and hoped for direct negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government. They hoped the intra-Afghan dialogue, sooner rather than later, would end the violence completely.