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Civilians among 10 dead in Kunar, Nangarhar incidents

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Civilians among 10 dead in Kunar, Nangarhar incidents

Sep 25, 2016 - 14:08

ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six civilians and four-Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, a statement and official said on Sunday.

Five civilians, four Pakistani Taliban were killed when an old artillery shell they wanted to transfer to another area exploded, a statement from 201st Selab Military Corps said.

It added the incident happened in Gorega area of Dangam district on Saturday night. The artillery shell was decade old remained in the area from Soviet occupation timing.

But Police Chief, Maj. Gen. Juma Gull Himat, said that seven militants killed and five civilians wounded in the blast.

Shokur, a resident of the area, said that the blast was caused by bomb dropped in the area during soviet invasion. According to him a number of children including civilians were killed, however he said the dead civilians were the family members of militants who tried to transfer the shell and sold it in bazaar.

Separately, one civilians have been killed and two others wounded when a mortar shell fired by the militants hit a house in Sherzado district, said Khogyani.

Taliban have not yet commented about the incidents.



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