Twelve people, including three children, were killed when Afghan and U.S. forces conducted a raid on the house of a suspected Al Qaeda member in east Afghanistan, according to a confidential report and people familiar with the matter, Fox News reported.
The Wall Street Journal reviewed an Afghan interior ministry incident report that detailed the early Friday operation in eastern Logar province. The report said the operation was conducted by coalition forces, a term used to refer to the U.S. force that maintains a presence in the country and works with the Afghan army. It didn’t detail whether Afghan forces were present.
About 600 people were killed and 1,343 people were injured between 1 January and 31 March 2016, that is up 2 percent year-on-year. It compares to 688 killed and 1,210 injured during the same period of 2015, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said.