US-Led Bomb Attack Kills Afghan Mother, 5 Children in Helmand

At least six Afghan civilians, a mother and her five children, have been killed in a US-led bombing in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, Press TV reports.

An Afghan man carries an injured child from a helicopter, after the boy was injured by a roadside bomb in the city of Heart,

At least six Afghan civilians, a mother and her five children, have been killed in a US-led bombing in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, Press TV reports.

A US-led bombing attack on a residential unit in Helmand Province on Monday claimed the lives of the mother and her five children, two boys and three girls, Helmand governor spokesman Davood Ahmadi said.

The violent bombing came in the wake of a similar offensive by American aircraft in northwestern Badghis province, which killed five civilians and injured 15 others.

The loss of civilian lives at the hand of foreign forces has dramatically increased anti-American sentiments in Afghanistan.

Helmand governor Gulab Mangal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has regularly condemned US-led foreign forces for civilian deaths.

The rising death toll for Afghan civilians as a result of NATO and US military operations in the country has also increased tensions between President Karzai and Western governments.

The United States launches airstrikes on Afghan residential locations under the excuse of combating terrorism. However, the main victims of the US-led offensives are civilians.