SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – At least six people, including two women, have been killed in a US-led airstrike in Afghanistan.
The attack happened in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday night. Another woman was also injured in the air assault.
Police are investigating possible links between the women killed and the Taliban.
Civilian casualties from US-led attacks have been a serious bone of contention between Kabul and Washington.
Several deadly drone attacks by US-led forces have rocked Afghanistan over the past week.
The US carries out “targeted killings” through drone strikes in several Muslim nations such as Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia.
Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are militants, but local officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the main victims of the attacks over the past few years.
The Afghan people and the country’s officials have protested against the civilian casualties on numerous occasions, but the US drone attacks continue unabated.
The United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,” largely due to its drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.