Afghan security officials are investigating reports that an alleged airstrike on Saturday night killed at least 12 civilians in Nimroz province, the Maiwand 215 Corps said.
The Maiwand 215 Corps has said in a statement that security and defense forces targeted a Taliban extortion zone on Highway No. 9 in Khashrud district of Nimroz province, as a result of which several Taliban were arrested.
According to the statement, during the clashes between the Afghan forces and the Taliban, the Afghan Air Force, with the support of the ground forces, carried out an operation in which the Taliban group suffered heavy casualties.
The statement cited that the civilian casualties claim will be investigated in coordination with the local administration and security organs of Nimroz province.
This comes as local media reported that at least 12 civilians were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Afghan forces in Nimroz province on Saturday night.