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Eight civilians killed in Afghanistan by alleged air strike 

Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday that the incident was a roadside bomb explosion.

Published: 04th March 2017 12:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2017 12:13 PM   |  A+A-

Afghan security forces remove a damaged vehicle after two large bombings in Kabul. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

KABUL: 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, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday that 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 Defense Ministry spokesman, told The Associated Press that an investigation of the incident is underway.



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