Rocket strike at Afghan wedding kills 28

AT least 28 people, many of them women and children, died when rockets fired by Afghan soldiers hit a wedding party in southern Afghanistan.

THE head of the army in southern Helmand province, where the incident happened, said investigations were focusing on whether the house was purposefully targeted by soldiers.

General Sultan Mahmoud said that early investigations indicated that artillery had been fired in the direction of the house from both north and south from a distance of 3km.”We are seeing no evidence that the Taliban can fire from that distance, and as the Taliban positions were only one kilometre from the checkpoint, why was it necessary to use artillery that can travel so far,” Mahmoud said.

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