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1TV, November 9, 2017

U.N. believes at least 10 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike

“Credible reports that at least 10 civilians killed in Kunduz, Afghanistan airstrike 4 Nov, UNAMA initial findings show”

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province last Saturday.

This comes as U.S. military said that its investigation had found no evidence of civilian deaths in the airstrike which happened in Chardara, a district west of the provincial capital city.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said that its interviews with multiple survivors, medics, elders and others give strong reason to believe civilians were among victims in the raid.

“Credible reports that at least 10 civilians killed in Kunduz, Afghanistan airstrike 4 Nov, UNAMA initial findings show,” it said on Twitter.

The mission said that accounts indicate victims were civilians forced by anti-government elements to retrieve bodies from earlier fighting.

The latest report of civilian casualties comes as U.S. has stepped up its air campaign in Afghanistan.

According to the most recent U.N. report, 205 civilians were killed while 261 more wounded in airstrikes in the first nine months of 2017 which marks a 52 percent increase.


Aftermath of a US airstrike in northern Kunduz province. Several houses were destroyed in the night time strike
Nov. 4, 2017: Victims of a US airstrike in northern Kunduz province. (Photos: Facebook)

Aftermath of a US airstrike in northern Kunduz province. Several houses were destroyed in the night time strike
Nov. 4, 2017: Aftermath of a US airstrike in northern Kunduz province. Several houses were destroyed in the night time strike. (Photo: Hambastagi.org)

Aftermath of a US airstrike in northern Kunduz province. Several houses were destroyed in the night time strike
Nov. 4, 2017: Aftermath of a US airstrike in northern Kunduz province. Several houses were destroyed in the night time strike. (Photo: Hambastagi.org)

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