UN Blames Afghan Forces For Deadly Market Shelling
Kabul, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jun, 2020 ) :The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday blamed Afghan forces for firing mortar shells that struck a busy market in a southern province, killing at least 23 civilians.
"Multiple credible sources assert that the ANA fired lethal mortars in response to Taliban fire, missing intended target." Afghan officials had previously blamed the Taliban for Monday's explosions in the Sangin district of Helmand province, with President Ashraf Ghani condemning the incident as a "terrorist attack".
The Monday morning blasts also wounded 15 civilians.