35 dead, 13 wounded at a wedding party in Afghanistan

According to RushHourDaily on Monday, At least 35 civilians attending a wedding party were killed and 13 people wounded by the explosions and gunfire during a raid on Afghanistan forces on a nearby militant hideout in Helmand province.

According to sources from Euronews, Thirty-five civilians were killed and 13 are injured. These people were attending a wedding party near to the attack site in the Khaksar area of Musa Qala district,” said Attaullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council member. A second provincial council member, Abdul Majid Akhundzadah, said 40 people, all civilians, were killed in the attack.

A senior Afghanistan Defense Ministry official said the raid was against “a foreign terrorist group actively engaged in organizing terrorist attacks”.

The official said, “During the operation, a large warehouse of the terrorists, supplies, and equipment were also demolished.” Another Afghanistan Defence Ministry official said a foreign militant detonated a succide vest that killed and others around him including a woman. According to Reuters, the official said“The compound was being used to train men and women who were willing to become suicide bombers, we raided it. We are aware that civilians were injured in the attack,”

The Defense Ministry said according to RushHourDaily that the Taliban hideout was also used by foreign nationals working for the hardline Islamist group.

According to RushHourDaily, Bombing, airstrikes and ground clashes between the U.S. backed Afghanistan forces and hardline Islamist groups have intensified following the collapse of the U.S.-Taliban talks and ahead of the presidential polls next week.

The United States in 2001 sent forces to Afghanistan to oust Taliban leaders after they refused to hand over members of the al Qaeda militant group behind the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Since then, the U.S. forces have supported the Afghan forces in the war against the al Qaeda, Taliban and Islamic State militant groups that recruit Afghans and foreigners who mount attacks against the Western-backed Afghan government and foreign forces.

According to Reuters, The Taliban said Afghanistan soldiers backed by U.S. forces conducted a night air strike, followed by ground clashes between their fighters and Afghanistan forces in the Musa Qala district.

Several civilians at a wedding party were killed and 18 members of the Afghan forces died in the fighting, the Taliban said in a statement.

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