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Civilians among 5 dead in 3 Herat roadside explosions

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Civilians among 5 dead in 3 Herat roadside explosions

Aug 29, 2016 - 14:42

HERAT CITY (Pjahwok): Two civilians and three militants were killed in three separate roadside explosions in the Shindand district of western Herat province on Monday, an official said.

Police Spokesman, Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the three roadside explosions took place in Bakhtabad, Gardna Mazar and Zerkoh localities early morning.

Two civilians and one militant were killed when the Talibaninfo-icon vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Bakhtabad district. The Taliban were shifting the two civilians for self-styled court trial when the incident occurred.

Tor Muhammad Zarifi, a tribal elder of Shindand district, said the Taliban were taking the civilians for a trial in their court in Zerkoh area.

Separately, two motorcyclists Taliban were killed in a landmine explosion in Zerkoh area, according to Ahmadi.

Three more civilians were wounded when the third explosion hit their motorcycle in Gardna Mazar locality.

The slain Taliban were the fighters of notorious Commander Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad operating in Shindand.


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