At least 22 people have been killed in two separate airstrikes launched by US-led foreign forces in the Afghan provinces of Paktia and Ghazni, Press TV reports.
After the incident in Ghazni, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Nabi Jan, issued a statement saying that 10 people had been killed in an airstrike carried out by NATO forces in the Khogiani district on Monday.
On the same day, a local police commander in Paktia Province said in another statement that 12 people had also been killed in an airstrike on Zarmat city on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, reports say that many people in Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan have left their villages and sought refuge in other provinces due to the rise in the number of airstrikes by the US-led forces.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of tens of thousands of US-led troops.