US-led airstrike in Afghanistan killed 16 civilians

Afghan officials say at least 16 civilians have been killed by the latest US-led airstrike in the country’s east.

A spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said women and children were among the fatalities. Washington has not commented on the report yet.

US airplanes frequently bomb positions in Nangarhar province, claiming to be targeting Taliban militants.

The air raids have, however, taken the lives of many civilians in recent years.