At least 30 Afghan civilians killed in U.S. air strike in Helmand province

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KABUL – At least 30 Afghan civilians have been killed in United States air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials and residents of the area said on Wednesday.

Helmand provincial governor, Mohammad Yasin Khan, said U.S. troops had called in air strikes against Taliban fighters in Garmsir District, causing both civilian and Taliban casualties.

The deaths are the latest in a growing civilian casualty toll caused by air strikes in Afghanistan.

The United Nations said last month the number of civilian casualties from air strikes in the first nine months of the year was already higher than in any entire year since at least 2009.


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