Increase in Civilian Killings raises Alarm in Afghanistan

Increase in the number of civilian killings that have been attributed to the Afghan forces and the US Special forces is a cause of concern in Afghanistan.

Voice of America reported that at least 40 members of a wedding party, including women and children, were killed and another 13 wounded in an airstrike in southern Afghanistan on 22nd night, according to a provincial council member from Helmand province.

Afghan Defense Ministry said at least 22 Taliban were killed, including 5 Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi, and 14 militants were arrested, in an Afghan forces’ operation in Musa Qala.

While these figures are being verified, concerns have arisen due to spike in civilian deaths in the country in the past few months in operations by Afghan and US security forces.....................


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