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6 of a family wounded in mortar attack

6 of a family wounded in mortar attack

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Aug 26, 2014 - 15:57

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least six people of a family, including three children, have been wounded in a mortar attack in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province said, an official said on Tuesday.

The mortar fired by the Afghan National Army (ANA) hit a house in the Shash Aba locality, resulting in the civilian causalities, Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News. 

He said the incident took place at around 10:00pm on Monday night. The injured were evacuated to hospital.

Juma Khan, the victims’ relative, said Talibaninfo-icon and security forces were trading fire and one of the mortars hit the residential compound. However, the ANA has not yet commented on the incident.

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