At approximately noon hours today, Kabul administration aircrafts carried out a deliberate airstrike against civilians in Yakhchal area of Nahr Siraj district, Helmand province, martyring and wounding up to one hundred compatriots. The bombing was carried out against a base abandoned by the enemy the previous night.
This base located on the side of the main Kandahar-Herat highway was being viewed by truck drivers, travelers and other locals when the enemy targeted them with airstrikes.
The incident resulted in up to 30 civilians martyred and 70 others wounded along with a civilian fuel supply truck destroyed.
The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns this brutal attack and considers it the height of cowardice, panic and defeat of the enemy who has lost the will to fight yet has the audacity to target defenseless civilians and takes pleasure in their murder.
The Islamic Emirate will treat the perpetrators of this crime severely and avenge its persecuted people, Allah willing.
We also call upon international humanitarian organizations to condemn this brutal enemy act, to launch an investigation and take a stand against its perpetrators.
Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
23/10/1442 Hijri Lunar
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