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Child among 13 dead in violence

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Child among 13 dead in violence

Mar 23, 2014 - 15:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two womeninfo-icon and a child were among more than a dozen people died during separate incidents of violence in various provinces, officials said on Sunday.

Six Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and three others wounded during a military operation codenamed “Oqab 166” in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

A large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized during the operation, the statement said, without giving further details.

In central Uruzgan province, three militants, including a group pleader, were killed when the roadside bomb they were planting went off prematurely in the Charchino district, police said.

Janan, who led a 25-member Taliban group, was among the dead, said Gulab Khan, the provincial crime branch police chief.

Meanwhile, a Ministry of Defence statement said four ANA troops had died as a result of bomb explosions in various provinces.

In southern Ghazni province, two women and a child were killed and another four women were wounded on Sunday morning in a rocket attack blamed on the Taliban in the Qarah Bagh district.

The district chief, Fazl Rahman, said the incident took place in the Mirkhan village when a Taliban-fired rocket aimed at an Afghan Local Police post missed the target and hit a house.



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