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Bombarding of villages violates Afghan national sovereignty: Karzai

AT-KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the US airstrikes on the Waigal district of Nooristan province, saying that bombarding of our villages and homes under any name is the clear violation of the Afghan national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

An airstrike on a suspected Taliban house in the eastern Nuristan province has caused casualties, including civilians, officials said Tuesday.

Karzai wished paradise for the death, patience for their families and quick recovery for the injured.

Unfortunately, six civilians, including a children was killed in the airstrike carried out in Waygal district, Provincial Governor Spokesman, Mohammad Sayed Mohmand told Afghanistan Times.

“An airstrike targeted a residential house on Monday at around 04:00pm local time has killed five Taliban insurgents,” he said, adding the strike occurred in suspected area where the insurgents is active.

However, the source of airstrike is not clear yet. Both Afghan and foreign forces rejected their involvements.

Defense Ministry Spokesman, Mohammad Radmanish was unaware about the airstrike as they received no such news so far. But he said if any operation has taken place might be conducted by US forces.

Reacting to the operation, the US forces said they have not carried such operation.

US Forces-Afghanistan Spokesman, Martin O’Donnell said, “US forces did not conduct a strike in Nuristan province on Monday Night.”

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