Armed conflict, air strike kill 13 in Afghanistan

Eight people killed in armed conflict between Afghan police and Taliban; five others killed in NATO air strike.

Armed conflict, air strike kill 13 in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Armed conflict and air strike kill a total of 13 people in Afghanistan late on Friday.

Three police officers and five Taliban were killed in an armed conflict in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province.

Samkanay Deputy Governor Hassan Han said that the Friday night's incident was the first conflict between Afghan security forces and Taliban in the last six months. 

Meanwhile, five people were killed in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

Spokesman for Nangarhar Governor, Ahmad Ziya Abdulzai told AA that an investigation was launched regarding the Friday night's air attack in the district of Behsod.

Whereas the locals said that the people killed were all civilians, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) told AA that five militants were killed in the NATO air attack on Friday night.

ISAF said they had no information regarding any civilian casualties during the operation, and added that an investigation was launched. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ekim 2013, 12:48