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US-led air raids kill 2 kids in northeast Afghanistan

by Tom Janssen

At least two Afghan children have been killed and several others injured in airstrikes by US-led forces in the country’s troubled northeast, Press TV reports.

Local security officials say the airstrikes happened at 9 AM local time in two villages in Badakhshan Province.

Sources say several civilians, including women and children were also injured in the attacks.

US-led foreign forces have killed thousands of people, including many civilians, in airstrikes and nocturnal raids since they invaded the country in 2001.

Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.

The Afghan government has on numerous occasions warned Washington to stop attacks on innocent civilians.

Civilian casualties caused by foreign forces have been a major source of tension between Kabul and Washington.

The casualties inflicted by US-led troops have sparked massive anti-US protests in the past.

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