Nine killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan


At least nine people have been killed in a US assassination drone attack in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

Local sources said on Saturday that the airstrike hit an area in the province of Nuristan.

The victims were members of the Taliban militant group, the sources said.

The Taliban, however, have made no comments on the fatal incident so far.

On January 14, a similar US airstrike in Parwan Province killed seven children and one woman.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the aerial attack and ordered an investigation into the incident, which also left a dozen people wounded.[Press TV]