Wednesday Sep 11, 201311:06 PM GMT
US-led airstrike kills Afghan girl, injures 3 civilians: Reports
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Civilian casualties from US and NATO operations have been a serious bone of contention between Kabul and Washington.

A US-led airstrike has killed a young girl and injured three other civilians in Afghanistan, which has been occupied by foreign forces since 2001.


The attack took place on Wednesday in Nejrab district in the northeastern province of Kapisa, reports said.

According to local sources, the injured are all in critical condition.

The US military confirmed the attack, claiming that it targeted Taliban militants.

The attack came just a day after a US airstrike left six people dead in Ghazni province.

Civilian casualties from US and NATO operations have been a serious bone of contention between Kabul and Washington.

Hundreds of Afghan civilians have lost their lives in US drone strikes since the beginning of the war nearly twelve years ago.

The United States and its allies entered the war in Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but after more than 11 years, the foreign troops have still not been able to establish security in the country.

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