Report by JENIFERLAMUG
A family with eight members in eastern Afghanistan were all reportedly dead after an airstike by U.S-led NATO coalition on Saturday. A statement released by the coalition said they are now investigating the incident.
A certain Mohammad Shafi and his wife together with his six children died in an airstrike in Suri Khail village of Gurda Saria district, according to Associated Press. Rohullah Samon, a spokesman for the governor of Paktia province, said Shafi was not a Taliban but a villager.
Afghan presidenton the other hand continued to be irritated as more and more civilians are being killed in airstrikes. He warned that such incident might let him undermine the strategic partnership agreement he signed with the U.S.
In a recent four separate NATO airstikes, 18 civilians were reportedly killed in Logar, Kapisa, Badghis and Helmand provinces, reports Los Angeles Times.
Separately, at least four NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan. No details yet were further released regarding the attack and about the victims’ nationalities.
One among the four dead was a British soldier, who was killed on a roadside bomb while travelling in his vehicle in Nahr-e Saraj region of southern Helmand province, according to the British Ministry of Defense.
A total of 165 NATO service members deployed in the war-torn country were killed this year.