(PM) – According to Afghan officials, the Afghan security forces conducted air raids in the western Badghis province, killing 10 people and injuring two other people.
Ziauddin Akazaj, a legislator from Badghis, said that the Friday night’s attacks claimed 10 people including women and children and injured two other people.
Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, gave a brief explanation about the incident stating that the incident started when the insurgents surrounded an army base in the district.
He continued saying that helicopters tried to reach the base, but the insurgents shot from nearby villages.
“Three children, two women and five men were among those killed in the attacks,” Beg said.
The Taliban, a terrorist group which controls approximately half of Afghanistan, posted photos of dead children on Twitter.
Also on Friday, a blast near the entrance of Kabul University killed eight people and injured more than 30 other people.
The Afghan Interior Ministry stated that the IED was planted in a car parked next to the southern entrance of the university, exploded as dozens of candidates studying law lined up for their exams.
A few days before the blast, the country’s intelligence agency took into custody a Kabul University lecturer on charges of propagating pro-ISIS ideology and recruiting fighters for the terrorist group.
However, until Saturday no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the recent attack at Kabul University.