Airstrikes on Taliban base.At least 12 Taliban militants have been killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in the northeastern province of Kunduz. 12 more people were injured. The attack took place on Saturday, local time, according to the Afghan Defense Ministry.
Afghan Defense Ministry officials claim that at least 40 Taliban fighters have been killed in the airstrikes. Authorities have not confirmed whether any civilians were injured. They said an investigation into the attack on the Taliban base had begun amid ongoing peace talks between the two sides.
Fatima Aziz, a member of parliament, said the first attack hit a Taliban base. But during the second attack, civilians gathered at the scene, causing casualties. He said the attack killed 11 civilians and left five missing in Khanabad district of Kunduz.
However, an eyewitness said at least 12 innocent people, including children, were killed and 18 others were injured in the airstrikes. He also claimed that several Taliban fighters were killed in the attack.
The Afghan government and Taliban representatives met last week in Doha, the capital of Qatar, to discuss ending nearly two decades of war.
News Room, September 20,2020