Moscow, Russia: Russian government has demanded a thorough investigation by international Human Right organisations and by United Nations to probe into civilian casualties in Afghan war due to US airstrikes, particularly the recent US airstrike in northern Kunduz.
According to Dispatch News desk (DND) News Agency, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 10, said that three US aviation bombed several places in Chahar Dara District in the Kunduz Province, resulting death of several civilians.
The statement demanded criminal prosecution of those responsible for killing civilians and then hiding the facts.
“We resolutely call on the Afghan authorities and international rights protection organizations to organize a thorough and objective investigation into all circumstances of the incident in the Chahar Dara District”, said the statement of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is pertinent to mention that Russia claims that personnel of UN Mission present in Afghanistan know the facts that several civilians were killed in Kunduz airstrikes but Afghan government, the NATO forces and US authorities are (were) hiding facts claiming that are (were) no civilian deaths.
US Forces through a statement claimed that United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) had investigated allegations of civilian casualties in Kunduz province during the period of November 3 and 4; no evidence of civilian casualties has been found.
It is pertinent to mention that the United Nations office in Afghanistan confirmed that 10 civilians were killed in an airstrike launched by the US in Kunduz province.