Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Did U.S. Airstrikes Accidentally Kill Afghan Hostages

VOA: US Airstrikes Accidentally Kill Afghan Hostages

Local Afghan officials say U.S. airstrikes accidentally killed seven Afghan hostages at a Taliban hideout in northern Kunduz Province.

Several Taliban fighters were also killed in the late Sunday airstrikes, the officials told VOA's Afghan Service.

Bodies of the slain hostages, believed to be former Afghan army soldiers, were brought to a hospital in Kunduz City on Monday.

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More News On Reports That U.S. Airstrikes Accidentally Killed Afghan Hostages

U.S. Investigates Whether Airstrikes Killed Taliban Hostages -- New York Times
Drone strike likely killed Taliban commander, 6 civilians in his custody -- Khaama Press
U.S. Probing Civilian Deaths After Afghan Taliban Prison Strike -- Bloomberg
US investigating claims airstrikes killed hostages -- Stars and Stripes

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