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Eight civilians including 4 children killed in Afghanistan in an ‘air strike’

Afghan officials say that at least eight Afghan civilians, including four children, have been killed in an attack in western Farah province.

world Updated: Mar 08, 2017 20:43 IST
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Eight Afghan civilians were allegedly killed in an air strike.(AFP File Photo)

Afghan officials say that at least eight Afghan civilians, including four children, have been killed in an attack in western Farah province.

However there is disagreement over what exactly caused the deaths.

Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesperson for the provincial governor, said on Saturday the incident was a roadside bomb explosion. But family members of the victims are claiming they were hit by an air strike.

Gen. Dawlat Warizi, a defence ministry spokesperson, told The Associated Press that an investigation of the incident is underway.

First Published: Mar 04, 2017 13:31 IST