16 civilians killed in Afghan airstrike

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Kabul, Aug 11 (IANS) 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.

–IANS

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