Protesters close Kabul – Gardiz Highway in Logar

Hundreds of protesters on Wednesday closed Kabul – Gardiz highway, accusing the Afghan forces of killing eight civilians in an airstrike.

Protesters claimed that Afghan intelligence operatives have killed eight civilians including women and children during an operation in Muhammad Agha district on Tuesday night.

Demonstrators called on the government to punish the culprits.

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U.S. airstrike kills Afghan Forces in Logar

An American airstrike killed more than ten Afghan security forces during intense fighting with the Taliban in Azra district of Logar province, official said Tuesday.

The chief district of Azra, Hamidullah told Ariananews that the security forces were killed after they called for air support from foreign forces.

Shamshad Larawi, a spokesman for the governor, said that American airstrikes had been called in for support, but that because of a misunderstanding, the planes mistakenly targeted an Afghan police outpost.

Resolute Support, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, confirmed U.S. forces had conducted an air strike “in defense of Afghan forces” in Azra district but did not mention casualties.

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Taliban Closes 30 Schools In Logar

Logar governor’s spokesman says at least 12,000 students, including 2,500 girls, have been deprived of education following closure of the schools.

Local officials in Logar province claimed that at least 30 schools were closed by the Taliban in Charkh district in reaction to a government forces’ operation against the militant group in the area.

Up to 12,000 students, including 2,500 girls, were deprived of education after closer of the schools, Salim Saleh, spokesman for Logar governor, said Friday.

He added that the Taliban closed the schools in Charkh district after some of their members were killed and wounded in a night raid by government forces this week.

“Armed oppositions have closed 30 schools, including 10 high schools, in Charkh (district) after one of their commanders was killed in a night raid by government forces,” he said.

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