President orders probe into deadly shelling in Wardak
KABUL (Pajhwok): Present Ashraf Ghani on Saturdayordered a thoroughgoing investigation into civilian killings in the central province of Maidan Wardak province.
At least 12 people, including children, were killed and another six wounded on Friday when a mortar shell, allegedly fired by Afghan National Army (ANA) troops, hit a mosque in Syedabad district.
Deeply concerned over the civilian casualties, Ghani ordered relevantauthorities to investigate the incident and provide the best possible medical treatment for the injured, a statement from his office said.
Ghani directed the Office of Administrative Affairs to provide assistances to the victims’ families. He appointed a team led by the Ministry of Defence to probe the shelling and submit its findings to the Presidential Palace as soon as possible.
Anyone found guilty of causing the civilian casualties would be referred to judicial organs, Ghani promised, offering his condolences to the bereaved families and praying for the swift recoveryof the injured.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence also offered its condolences to the victims’ families, promising the perpetrators would be brought to justice after being identified.
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