Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Civilians killed in Ghanikhel operation, elders claim

Civilians killed in Ghanikhel operation, elders claim

Mar 14, 2015 - 19:01

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of tribal elders from eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday condemned the Ghanikhel district operation and claimed that mostly civilians had been killed in the offensive.

On Friday, spokesman for the 201st Selab Military Corps Nauman Hatifi told Pajhwok Afghan News nine members of Islamic State (IS) had been killed and 12 others wounded during the operation.

But tribal elders from Shinwari district in a protest gathering in Jalalabad City, the provincial capital, said those killed in the operation were mostly civilians, not IS members.

Maulviinfo-icon Ziaullah Hakimi, a tribal elder, told the meeting: “We came here to express our grief over the operation in which civilians were inflicted casualties.”

Sayed Hakim, another tribal elder of Achin district, criticized the government over and said that an investigation should be carried out to know facts.

Wakil Baba, a resident of Ghani Khel district, said: “Our colleague Niaz Gul was also killed in the operation. He had neither connection to Talibaninfo-icon nor to IS. Two of his sons serving in Afghan National Army (ANA) were also killed.”



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update