Afghanistan: 9 civilians killed in detonation of ordnance cacheAfghanistan: 9 civilians killed in detonation of ordnance cache
In a very unfortunate incident, at least nine civilians were killed when an Afghanistan army commando unit detonated explosive and ammunition caches which it recovered after raids.
Two provincial officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media, confirmed that nine civilians, including two children, three women and four men from a single family were killed the explosions caused the roof of their house to collapse.
Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said Sunday that soldiers conducted an operation in which they found explosive and ammunition caches and detonated them.
Rasoul Zazia, spokesman for the army in Helmand, also confirmed the operation in Lashkar Gah the capital of the province late Saturday night.