Some residents of Sayed Abad district in Wardak province on Friday claimed that four civilians have been killed in a night raid carried out by Afghan security forces on Wednesday.
The residents said the operation was conducted in Qala-e-Amir village in Tangi Dara area in which three other civilians were wounded.
The residents said security forces have taken three other residents of the village with themselves.
“Almost three people have been killed and some others have been wounded. People's houses have been destroyed,” Mohammad Rafi, a tribal elder said.
A number of houses have been destroyed in the night raid, imposing heavy financial losses to the people, the residents said.
“We have lost all we had. What is our sin? We are only workers,” Naqibullah, a resident of the area said.
“Everything is overturned and destroyed. Nothing is remained. Nothing is remained to eat,” Hafizullah, another resident said.
Wardak governor’s spokesman Abdul Rahman Mangal meanwhile said the operation was aimed at targeting the house of a local commander of Taliban in Sayed Abad district.
He said two civilians have sustained injuries in the operation.
“During this operation, three insurgents were killed, three were wounded and three others were arrested. During the operation, possibly civilians would have suffered too,” said Mangal.
According to local officials, Tangi Dara area is one of the main centers of the Taliban in Sayed Abad district.