Afghan protesters claim US strikes kill 5 civilians in east

Afghan protesters claim US strikes kill 5 civilians in eastAn airstrike by U.S.-led forces overnight in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five civilians, local villagers said Sunday. The day before, President Ashraf Ghani had called on Afghans to participate in presidential elections, despite widespread violence and political uncertainty following the collapse of U.S.-Taliban peace talks earlier this month to end America’s longest war. Ahmad Khan Serat, spokesman for Ghazni province’s police chief, said dozens of people marched from the Khoja Omari district to bring the five bodies to local authorities in the regional capital.

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