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3 killed in attack on Laghman health clinic

3 killed in attack on Laghman health clinic

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Feb 22, 2014 - 14:45

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants on Saturday stormed a healthinfo-icon clinic in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, killing a child and two policemen. Four womeninfo-icon were wounded in the attack.

 

Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Daud Amin said the insurgents attacked Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel inside the health clinic in Qalatak area around noon.

Two ALP officials were killed and four women wounded, Gen. Amin said, adding: “The attacker was wearing a burqainfo-icon.”

Abdul Hadi -- a resident of the area -- told Pajhwok Afghan News that relief items were being distributed to women and the ALP personnel were there to maintain security. Two police and a child were killed and three women injured.   

Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s spokesman, confirmed food aid was being distributed to women at the time of the attack. The militants targeted both police and women, Zwak said, adding two police and one child were killed and four women wounded.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

ra/mud

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