At least two people including a child have been killed in the latest US assassination drone attack in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
The airstrike on Friday was carried out in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar.
The deadly incident was confirmed by the local sources who said it left two people dead.
On January 6, another drone strike carried out by US-led forces in Nangarhar killed two people, according to local Afghan security officials.
The United States claims its drone strikes are part of the so-called war on terror and target militants, but reports on the ground show that civilians often fall victim to the attacks.
Thousands of civilians have lost their lives in US-led airstrikes and operations in various parts of Afghanistan since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly attacks.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly questioned the legality of the US airstrikes and on numerous occasions has called on Washington to stop the attacks.
The United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the United States as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings” largely due to its drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other countries.