What to know about the deadly U.S. drone strike that killed five Afghan civilians
The U.N. says five Afghan citizens were killed in a U.F.O. strike in the country’s north on Tuesday.
The U.B.C. said it confirmed the deaths with the U.C.-based military.
U.S.-led coalition forces are battling the Taliban and other groups for control of the Afghan-administered northwestern province of Kunduz.
There was no immediate comment from the Afghan government.
U.N.-backed government forces have been working to wrest control of Kundu since November.
They were forced to withdraw from Kunduz following a suicide bombing on October 24 that killed hundreds of people in the city.
Kunduz is one of the world’s poorest regions, home to the largest concentration of foreign fighters in Afghanistan, according to the U,N.
“The use of these unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as the widespread use of improvised explosive devices, including improvised explosive device-laden vehicles and suicide bombers, has led to the killing of civilians and civilian infrastructure, including roads, water and electricity systems,” the U.,N.
said in its report.
The U, N. also said that in February, a UAV crashed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing three people.