Afghanistan: '13 civilians' killed in Herat airstrikes — official *EXCLUSIVE*

Thirteen civilians were killed in airstrikes in the Shindand district of Herat Province on Monday night, the Herat Province governor's spokesperson, Jilani Farhad, said in Herat on Tuesday. The Afghan Air Force reportedly said it carried out the airstrikes, which targeted a Taliban prison and command centre. «A big base of the Taliban was targeted by an airstrike. At least 20 Taliban were... Еще killed and wounded, and also 13 civilians were killed in the incident, while 19 people who were prisoners of the Taliban were freed,» Farhad said. Survivors of the airstrikes recounted what had happened from outside a hospital in Herat, where those wounded in the raids were receiving treatment. «They bombarded the people. They killed 20 to 25 people. They have to investigate it,» said one man. He added, «half of them were youths and half of them were women who were killed in this attack.»

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