FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Nine people have been killed and six others injured in an airstrike that hit several homes in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, a public representative said Monday.
Ahmad Bashir Fahim, a member of the Provincial Council, told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan that fighter jets bombarded Bashunda locality on Sunday morning, killing and wounding at least 15 people including women and children.
He said three homes were destroyed in the airstrikes. The public representative provided no more details about the latest civilian casualties.
Habibullah, a resident of Warduj district, said Afghan jets bombarded the area on Sunday at around 10am, damaging a number of homes, including his.
Mohammad Idrees, who was injured in the incident, told Pajhwok Afghan News from his hospital bed that he was working in fields when the airstrikes occured.
He suffered wounds on the head. “I heard a loud sound and then fell unconscious and when I came to senses, I was in hospital surrounded by doctors.”
District Chief Mohammad Umar Paiman, through a telephonic conversation, said that he did not have enough information regarding the airstrikes and did not want to comment on this.
Pajhwok tried to reach out to provincial and security officials, but failed.
The Taliban, however, claimed that civilians suffered life and material losses during the airstrikes in Warduj district.