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5 dead in fresh bout of violence in Zabul

5 dead in fresh bout of violence in Zabul

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Apr 24, 2015 - 14:27

QALAT (Pajhwok): At least three persons were killed in a mine blast and two others died in a land dispute, which left six others wounded in central Zabul province, a security and healthinfo-icon official said on Friday.

Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News three people were killed when a car they were travelling in struck a landmine in Zakozo district.

A police team was sent in to the area to investigate the incident, Farahi added.

Lal Mohammad Tokhi, director public health, said two civilians were killed and six others wounded in a firefight between two groups. He confirmed the wounded were in stable condition.

Abdul Wali, a local resident, said the fight erupted due to a land dispute and both parties belonged to same village in the area.

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