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Civilians among 29 dead in Ghor, Baghlan incidents

Civilians among 29 dead in Ghor, Baghlan incidents

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Jun 08, 2015 - 11:52

FEROZ KOH/POL-I-KHOMRI (Pajhwok): At least 25 armed militants were perished in an air strike in western Ghorinfo-icon province, while four civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday.

Ghor Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati told Pajhwok Afghan News  25 rebels were killed and 13 others wounded when an Afghan security forces air strike targeted rebels in Pasaband district .

A Talibaninfo-icon commander Mula Faroq was also among the dead, he said, adding 11 motorcycles and a car of the rebels were also destroyed in the attack.

 “Taliban militants led by their designated governor Mula Abdul Khaliq had terrified residents of Pasaband district,” Rahmati said, adding that the air strike was launched after security forces received a tip-off about the insurgents.Civilians suffered no casualties in the incident.

Elsewhere, four civilians were killed in Borka district of Baghlan province. Abdul Jabar Islami, the town's administrative chief said that the incident took place when four local residents were on their way from Flol village to the district center.

Islami said: "The bomb was planted by the Taliban to kill me."  Taliban did not comment on the incident so far.

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