The United States started the investigation of the deaths of civilians in air strike in Afghanistan

© AP Photo / Massoud Noni military in Afghanistan. Archival photoThe United States started the investigation of the deaths of civilians in air strike in Afghanistan© AP Photo / Massoud Hossaini

The us military is investigating the deaths of civilians in a suspected air strikes by foreign forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement non-combat NATO mission Resolute support.

Earlier, Reuters, citing local authorities reported that 11 people were killed and 16 were injured in the result of air strikes inflicted by NATO helicopter on the hideout of militants of the radical movement «Taliban»* in Logar province in Eastern Afghanistan. According to provincial Governor Halim Feda the incident happened in Dasht area of Bari, close to the administrative center of Lodi city of Puli Alam. According to him, the Taliban, took a position in a residential house fired a rocket at the NATO helicopter, then the helicopter turned around and attacked a hideout of the militants.

«Had launched a formal investigation. US forces in Afghanistan seriously consider all allegations of civilian casualties and work with partners in Afghanistan, to establish the facts associated with this incident,» the statement said.

The situation in Afghanistan in recent months, has deteriorated markedly. Radical movement «Taliban»*, formerly possessed a large territory in rural areas of the country, launched a major offensive against the city. Also in the country has increased the influence of the terrorist group «Islamic state.»*

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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