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Five Afghan commandos killed in alleged US airstrikes

Updated: Oct 01, 2016 17:18 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct. 1 (ANI): At least five soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) commando forces have been allegedly killed in an airstrike carried out by the United States forces in Afghanistan's western Farah province.

The airstrike was reportedly carried out in the region where the Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are actively operating.

A security official has confirmed that four Afghan commandos were killed in the airstrike conducted in Bala Bolok district, reports the Khaama Press.

He further said the commandos were busy planning an operation against the militants when they were targeted in an airstrike.

The airstrike was confirmed by the district administrative chief Mullah Syed Mohammad but he did not detailed out on the casualties of the Afghan commandos.

This comes after reports of 15 civilians being killed in a similar airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan surfaced yesterday. (ANI)

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