Thursday, 1 January 2015
ANA Probed After 28 Wedding Guests Killed by Mortars
KABUL--Afghanistan on Thursday launched an investigation into whether the army was responsible for mortars fired into a wedding party that killed at least 20 guests in the restive southern province of Helmand.
Many of the dead were women and children and at least 50 people were injured in the incident late Wednesday in Sangin district, a Taliban stronghold where US and British troops were involved in years of fierce fighting.
The attack came during clashes in the area between Afghan forces and insurgents following the end of NATO's combat operations on December 31 after 13 years of war. LINK