Afghan Airstrike

At least 16 civilians were killed in a US-led airstrike in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the media reported on Friday. The US-led coalition struck a civilian vehicle in Haska Mina district late on Thursday, Tolo News quoted Nangarhar Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani as saying. Khogyani said the identity of the dead persons could not be ascertained yet. The Resolute Support and US forces in Afghanistan have not commented so far.

Recently in this month the Taliban and ISIS militants carried out a joint attack on the village of Mirzawalang in Sayyad district on 3 to 5 August. In which Sar-e Pol Province battling with local Afghan police forces for nearly 48 hours. This attack killed over 50 civilians and 18 local police and 28 local militia, whilst 10 militants were killed and a further 12 injured. While two days back on 9 August the Taliban released 235 villagers held since the insurgents seized control of Mirzawalang in Sar-e-Pul province. Also that day, gunmen opened fire on a group of four female employees at Bagram Air Field, killing one and wounding a second woman