US-led airstrike kills 16 Afghans

A US-led airstrike has killed at least 16 Afghans, including four women and four children, in the eastern province of Kunar, officials say.

According to the provincial governor, 16 people – 12 of them civilians – lost their lives in the strike. Among the victims are four children and four women.

The latest deadly US-led drone attack occurred in the Watapur district of Kunar Province, which lies near the border with Pakistan.

It is a fighter stronghold, and many Arab and other foreign fighters are believed to operate there alongside the Afghan Taliban.

Civilian killings at the hands of US-led forces have been a source of tension between Kabul and Washington in recent years. The attacks have also increased anti-American sentiment among Afghans, who hold regular protests to condemn them.

Source: Agencies

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