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1 killed, 28 injured in Farah rocket attacks

1 killed, 28 injured in Farah rocket attacks

Jul 07, 2012 - 14:20

FARAH CITY (PAN): A woman was killed and 28 people, including children and womeninfo-icon, were injured in rocket attacks on Farah city in the western province of the country, officials said on Saturday.

Two rockets landed in front of the governor’s office at about 11 am, which destroyed a motorcycle and smashed windowpanes of nearby shops, the deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Ghaus Malyar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The third rocket landed on the main square of Farah city, killing a woman and injuring 28 people including two policemen, said the governor’s spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhwandai.

Twenty-eight people, including seven children, a woman, two security personnel and 18 civilians were brought to the Farah Civil Hospital, said director of Public Healthinfo-icon Abdul Jabar Shaiq.

Three of the wounded, including a child, were in critical condition, he added.

The rockets were fired by Talibaninfo-icon fighters from one kilometre south of the governor’s office, he said, adding the insurgents fled from the area after firing.

After the rocket attacks, a jerry can full of explosives were recovered and defused by the security personnel attached to the governor’s office, he said.

“A rocket landed in a playground behind the governor’s office. Shrapnel injured my six month old baby who was inside the house,” said Farida, the victim’s mother, adding her son was in critical condition.





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