4 civilians dead in firing, bombing incidents
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been killed in separate incidents of violence in northern parts of the country, officials said on Saturday.
Two butchers were killed when two motorcyclists opened firing on them in northern Jawzjan province, Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Faqir Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said that the incident took place in the Mangjik locality of Quchaghnavi district. He said the slain people did not have any government job.
Jawzjani blamed Taliban for killing of civilians who were busy in their routine work.
Elsewhere, a roadside bomb left a newly-wed couple dead in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said.
1st Lt. Syed Naqibullah Dardman, the operation commander, said the wife and husband were traveling when their motorcycle struck a roadside bomb in Baghavi village of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital.
The slain couple got married three months ago.
According to Dardman, the main target of the bomb was Zia-ul-Haq, police commander of the N0.1 Sar-i-Pul City-Shiberghan road.
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