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US airstrike leaves 2 dead in eastern Afghanistan

Press TV

At least two people have been killed and one more injured when American forces carried out an airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia, Press TV reports.

Local officials said the attack took place in the provincial capital city of Gardez, situated some 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Kabul, on Saturday.

The authorities identified the victims as security guards working for a private construction company.

The US military has not yet confirmed any casualties, and made no comments on the airstrike.

On July 3, twenty people were killed and nine others injured when foreign forces carried out an air raid in the Musa Khel District of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost.

It came a day after four people were killed in US-led airstrikes in the Miyanishin district of the southern province of Kandahar.

On June 29, eight people were killed when US-led foreign forces launched two separate airstrikes in Paktia and Kandahar provinces.

On June 22, at least 30 people were killed after US-led forces launched an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.

The incident took place at a border checkpoint in the province as Taliban militants were attacking the checkpoint.

On April 28, US-led troops killed at least four Afghan civilians in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

The incident took place in the Chaparhar District of the province after US-led soldiers opened fire on people working on a farmland, said Director of Provincial Development Council Malak Mohkam Khan.

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