It remains unclear whose mortar shell hit a residential building - government forces or radical Islamist group "Taliban".

At the same time, the armed forces of the United States 12 Aug denied reports that the result of an American airstrike on militants in Nangarhar province in Eastern Afghanistan on August 10 could be affected civilians. The official representative of the United States army said that the strike was on the truck with the weapon, which was located in the middle of the field, so the attack could not lead to victims among the civilian population. Earlier, Afghan authorities announced the death of 11 to 16 civilians by a U.S. airstrike on under the control of Islamic state territory.

According to the UN, the number of dead and wounded civilians in the air strikes in Afghanistan in the first half of this year increased by 43 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

9 Aug Berlin officially abandoned the mass expulsion of Afghans from Germany. The German government assessed the situation in the security sphere in Afghanistan and came to the conclusion that they would not resort to the widespread expulsion of Afghan asylum seekers.