A number of the Afghan civilians have suffered casualties during an operation of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to counter terrorism in the area.
Local officials confirmed that the civilians were killed due to an explosion that resulted into the collapse of a house.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident but did not comment regarding the exact number of people killed in the incident.
According to the reports emerging from the province, the Afghan security forces discovered and detonated some explosives from a house which resulted into the collapse of a residential house.
The incident took place in Lasghkargah city with the local residents saying at least nine of a family including women and children were killed.
In the meantime, Zwak said the government will conduct an investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and the method of the operation conducted by the Afghan forces.