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11 killed in US drone attack in Afghanistan: Official

Six civilians and five Taliban insurgents were killed in the Monday night attack in Waygal district in Afghanistan. US forces did not immediately comment on the attack.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2018 16:20 IST

AP, Kabul
A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan on January 23, 2018.
A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan on January 23, 2018. (AFP File Photo)
         

An Afghan official says 11 people including six civilians have been killed in a US drone attack in northeastern Nuristan province.

Hafiz Abdul Qayum, provincial governor, says Tuesday that six civilians and five Taliban insurgents were killed in the Monday night attack in Waygal district. Qayum said villagers and Taliban gathered to visit an insurgent wounded in an earlier attack when the house was targeted by the drone, killing both civilians and insurgents.

US forces did not immediately comment on the attack.

In a separate attack in western Farah province today, an intelligence service official was killed by unknown gunmen, said Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor.

Mehri said the attackers managed to escape and an investigation is underway.

First Published: Jun 26, 2018 16:19 IST

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