13 June 2017

News Story: Foreign forces kill 2 civilians after convoy runs over mine in E. Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Two Afghan civilians were killed in shooting after the convoy of the U.S.-led coalition forces ran over a mine in the eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said.

"A mine planted by militants struck the convoy of foreign forces in Shirgal area of Ghani Khil district this morning and the foreign soldiers in retaliation opened fire and killed two children each eight and 10 years old in the area," Khogiani told reporters.

Without commenting on the possible casualties of foreign soldiers, he added that an investigation has been initiated into the case.

Meantime, the U.S. military in Afghanistan USFOR-A confirmed the incident but rejected killing civilians.

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