At least six people, including a child and two women, were killed during a ‘foreign forces airstrike” on Tuesday night, a source told TOLOnews.
A source speaking on condition of anonymity said that the operation was conducted both from the air and ground in Nawo Joye Dara-e- Afghania village in Najrab and started Tuesday night around 8:00 pm and continued until 4:00 am Wednesday morning.
According to the source, the operation was conducted in a residential area where Taliban fighters were using houses as fighting positions.
One child, two women and three men were victims of the strike, a source said.
Residents of the village blamed the government for failing to prevent civilian casualties during the operation, and said that the Taliban entered their homes and set up fighting positions.
Kapisa local officials said they were unaware of civilian casualties during the operation.
The Taliban denied allegations that Taliban fighters were entering civilian homes by force, and said that foreign troops were targeting civilians in the operation.
A US Forces spokesman said: “We are aware of the allegation and are investigating.”