Residents of Sabari district of Khost province on Sunday claimed that civilians have been killed in government-backed military operations.
The operation was launched two nights ago by government-supported forces in the district.
Local sources said that “at least 17 people including women and children were killed in the operation.”
The Taliban in a statement claimed that the government forces have launched operations involving several houses in the district with air support in which a number of civilians were killed.
However, the government security officials have not yet commented on the operation.