Airstrikes kill 21 civil­ians

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Airstrikes in Afghanistan’s south­ern Hel­mand province have killed 21 civil­ians, in­clud­ing women and chil­dren, a law­maker from the re­gion said on Sun­day. Mo­ham­mad Hashim Alkozai said 13 civil­ians were killed in one strike and eight in an­other. Both were car­ried out late Fri­day in the San­gin dis­trict, where heavy fight­ing is un­der­way be­tween NATO-backed Afghan forces and the Tal­iban.

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