At least 40 civilians killed by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province

The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officials said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers. (File photo: AFP)

An Afghan official says that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province.

Abdul Majed Akhand, deputy provincial councilman, says that the majority of the dead are women and children who were at a wedding ceremony in Musa Qala district.

Akhund said that 12 other civilians were wounded and are in the hospital in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the province.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56
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