In Afghanistan, Afghan military aircraft bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 others. The airstrikes came as about 1,000 people had gathered at a graduation ceremony for students at a madrassa—or religious school. A spokesperson for the Afghan Defense Ministry defended the attack, saying it killed 21 “terrorists.” But eyewitnesses said the assault killed only civilians. This is Abdul Fatah, a relative of one of the airstrike’s victims.
Abdul Fatah: “All those killed were children. Children and civilians have been targeted. No Taliban were among those killed in the incident.”