Seven Afghans killed by US drone strike

US drone attack kills seven Afghans

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:55:10 GMT

A US-led terror drone strike has claimed the lives of at least seven people and injured some others in Afghanistan’s central-eastern province of Maidan Wardak.

The US military confirmed the strike, claiming that all those killed were militants including a top Taliban leader.

Afghan officials have yet to comment on the deadly strike that sent shock waves across the troubled region.

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

Many civilians have lost their lives in US-led strikes and operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past years, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly assaults.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains high in the country.

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