At least eight civilians were killed in an airstrike in Surkh Rod district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday evening, a spokesman for Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani, said.
Khogyani said that one child was also among those killed in the airstrike that was carried out in Karak village in Surkh Rod district in the north of Nangarhar.
Sources from Nangarhar said those who were killed were the civilians who were going to their homes after shopping at a local market.
The Ministry of Defense has not commented on this incident. A statement by the ministry released on Saturday morning reads that five airstrikes were conducted over the past 24 hours including an airstrike in Sherzad district in Nangarhar in which six militants were killed and four others were wounded.