Eight Dead: America condemns air attack in Afghanistan

The American special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan has condemned an attack by the Afghan air force with civilian casualties. "In Herat photos and eye

Eight Dead: America condemns air attack in Afghanistan

The American special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan has condemned an attack by the Afghan air force with civilian casualties. "In Herat photos and eye-witness reports indicate that many civilians, including children, are among the Victims of an Afghan air strike," wrote Zalmay Khalilzad in the night to Thursday on Twitter. Khalilzad, the terms of the agreement of the United States with the Taliban at the end of February, defendant, once again, the high level of Violence in the conflict-torn country.

On Wednesday, were killed in an air strike in the province, several civilians and Taliban in Herat, as they welcomed a fresh been released from jail Taliban leaders. In the district under the control of the Taliban killed at least eight people, according to provincial politicians, a child is said to have been killed on the road in a car by a booby trap. Dozens of deaths, as some Afghan media reported, not confirmed initially. The independent human rights Commission of Afghanistan, spoke of "worrying Reports".

For weeks, the Afghan government and international actors pushing for a start of the scheduled intra-Afghan peace talks to end the conflict with the Taliban.

The United States had the Taliban on 29 may. February signed in Doha (Qatar), an agreement under. It provides for a withdrawal of international troops and a prisoner exchange as a confidence-building measure, and to pave the way for intra-Afghan peace talks. The government in Kabul had not been involved in it, because the Taliban had rejected direct talks with her so far.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 08:19

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