An injured Afghan man receives treatment at a hospital following an airstrike in Herat on August 29, 2017. Afghan authorities said on August 29 the country's air force had killed up to 13 civilians including women and children in airstrikes targeting a Taliban base in the western province of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI (Photo credit should read HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. forces bombed and conducted airstrikes apparently targeting an engagement party in the northern city of Jarchi, Afghanistan Sept. 3, according to a Buzzfeed News report published Saturday. The miscalculated move could pose severe ramifications, further alienating Afghans as Donald Trump’s administration increases its military involvement throughout the region.
The bombing struck a congregation of family and friends who were celebrating the return of Ahmad Zai, a member of the Afghan National Police who had been away for four months while fighting against the Taliban, as well as his cousin’s newly announced engagement. A blast went off soon after a group of men from the party began firing their guns into the sky; a tradition at such receptions in Afghanistan.
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It was at about 9 p.m. when the explosion occurred, as …
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