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Afghan special force kills 3 civilians in Khost

Afghan special force kills 3 civilians in Khost

Apr 22, 2016 - 15:43

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan special force shot dead three civilians and arrested eight others as a result of overnight raid in the Sabari district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Friday.

During the Thursday night operation, the Special Forces killed a girl and her parents in Noorai village of Sabari district and arrested eight residents of the village, the Sabari district chief, Agha Jan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Recently, the fear of robbery has been increased among the people in the district, he said adding as the forces wanted to raid the village, the people were thinking that they were robbers and encountered with the troops.

He quoted the officials of National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), saying two or three soldiers were also eliminated in exchange of fire and they have been investigating the case.

The governor’s spokesman, Mubarez Ahmad Zadran confirmed the raid but had no information about the casualties.

A small girl was also injured during the overnight operation supported by air force, a resident of the village, Abdul Wali, said.


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