2 civilians dead, 3 hurt in Ghazni ANA shelling
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least two civilians were killed and three others wounded in Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers mortar shelling in the Qarabagh district in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.
Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News fight took place between security forces and Taliban. A mortar shell believed to be fired by ANA left a woman and a man dead and two women and a child injured, he said.
He said that investigations had been launched to know who fired the mortar shells.
Ismatullah Jamradwal, provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News two women were killed and four others including a woman wounded in the incident. He accused ANA for targeting civilian population.
Rahimullah, a resident of the locality, said: “When fighting between security forces and militants ended, ANA soldiers fired mortars on our area which left two women dead while four others including a woman wounded.”
Baz Mohammad Himat, director civil hospital confirmed receiving two dead bodies of women and three wounded including two women and a child.
ANA officials in Ghazni, however, did not comment on the incident.
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