21:53 GMT03 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 16 civilians and 16 Taliban* militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by foreign forces in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, the Pajhwok news agency reported, citing a government official.

    The airstrikes were conducted late on 27 November in the Garamsir district, according to the Pajhwok news agency.

    In turn, local witnesses told Pajhwok that up to 30 civilians were killed in the operation.

    READ MORE: Taliban Attacks Convoy in Afghanistan, 22 Policemen Dead — Reports

    During a recent Taliban attack on a police convoy in the western Afghan province of Farah, 22 officers have been killed and five more injured. 

    The Afghanistan government has been in negotiations over a ceasefire with the Taliban movement that was supposed to be prolonged till 19 November. Still, several attacks have broken the political settlement, suspending a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

    *Taliban is a terrorist group banned in Russia


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