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Mother, son killed in Paktika rocket attack

Mother, son killed in Paktika rocket attack

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May 26, 2013 - 14:13

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A mother and her four-year-old son were killed when a Talibaninfo-icon-fired rocket hit their home in the Zherook district of southeastern Paktika province, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place in the Shimi village on Saturday evening, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Daulat Khan Zadran, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Two rooms of the house located near the district headquarters were damaged in the attack, he said.

A resident said a four-year-old child was killed and her mother who sustained serious injuries died of her wounds at a hospital.

Meanwhile, The Ministry of Defence said two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 11 others were wounded over the past 24 hours.

A ministry statement said the two soldiers were killed in Herat and Helmand provinces and the 11 were wounded in Kandahar, Paktika, Zabul and Helmand.

The statement gave no further details.

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