Eight including newborn killed in airstrike in Afghanistan's Khost province

AFP Khost, Afghanistan Dec 01, 2019, 09.47 PM(IST)

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The attack is believed to have been launched by foreign forces on Friday night when a family was bringing home a woman who had recently given birth at a hospital, Shah Mohammed said.

 At least eight people, including a newborn, were killed after an airstrike was carried out on a car in Afghanistan's Khost province, a resident of Ali Shir district told Sputnik on Saturday.

The attack is believed to have been launched by foreign forces on Friday night when a family was bringing home a woman who had recently given birth at a hospital, Shah Mohammed said.

"The dead included two women belonging to one family, two children, one was a newborn, the father of the children and a villager," the resident said.

The spokesman for the Khost governor, Taleb Mangal, confirmed that a car had recently come under attack in the area but said that an investigation was underway to identify the casualties.