Civilians killed in Helmand airstrike

At least five civilians were killed in an airstrike in Helmand province, local officials said Thursday.

The airstrike was carried out Wednesday night in Bushran area of PD10 Lashkargah city, the capital of Helmand province.

The provincial council head Attaullah Afghan confirmed the incident and said at least five civilians including women and children were among those killed.

He said that five others were wounded.

It has not however been confirmed if the airstrike was carried out by Afghan forces or foreign forces, Afghan added.

Provincial security officials have also not yet commented.