At least 35 civilians were killed and 13 people were injured during an attack conducted by the Afghan government forces in southern Helmand province, Report informs citing Reuters.
The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officials said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers, but during the attack a wedding venue situated adjacent the target came under fire.
The house officials said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers was located adjacent to a wedding venue that also came under fire during Sunday night’s attack.
“Thirty-five civilians were killed and 13 are injured. These people were attending a wedding party near to the attack site in the Khaksar area of Musa Qala district,” said Attaullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council member.
A second provincial council member, Abdul Majid Akhundzadah, said 40 people, all civilians, were killed in the attack.