AIRSTRIKES

Afghan Officials: U.S. Airstrikes Killed At Least 17 Civilians

U.S. airstrikes in southeast Afghanistan killed at least 17 civilians, local officials said Thursday. These claims run counter to reports from American and Afghan officials, who say the strikes only killed Taliban militants. “There was no evidence to indicate that there were any civilian casualties at all,” a spokesman for the United States military in Afghanistan told The New York Times.