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Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

AP  |  Kabul 

Afghan officials say an airstrike has killed at least 10 civilians in the eastern province bordering

Shausta Jan Ahady, a former provincial council member, says women and children were among those killed late Saturday. He says local residents displayed the bodies and protested on Sunday.

says the airstrike killed four insurgents and that an investigation has been launched into the allegations of civilian casualties.

In a separate incident in the southern province, an airstrike killed the Taliban's and two of his guards, according to

There was no immediate comment from the Taliban, who control nearly half the country and run a parallel administration.

It was not immediately clear who carried out either airstrike.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 17:55 IST