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Seven civilians killed in air strike in northern Afghanistan - Government

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KABUL (Reuters) – Seven members of a family were killed in an air strike in the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan ministry of defence said in a statement.

The air strike that led to civilian casualties was conducted for “the elimination of enemy” in the KutobKhel area of the city of Pul-e-Khumri.

A team from the ministry of defence has been assigned to assess and investigate the incident that led to the civilian casualties, the officials said in the statement.

(Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Editing by Catherine Evans)

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