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Taliban torch Musa Qala health clinic, ambulances

Taliban torch Musa Qala health clinic, ambulances

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Jun 18, 2015 - 13:49

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants set a healthinfo-icon clinic and an ambulance on fire after attacking the Musa Qala district in southern Helmand province, the governor’s spokesman said on Thursday.

Umar Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News a group of militants mounted attack on the district headquarters from a nearby market on Wednesday night.

He said police and militants suffered an unconfirmed number of casualties in the firefight.

Dr. Inayatullah Ghaffari, the public health director, said insurgents torched the district health clinic and two ambulances and also burned down the entire equipment and medicines inside the facility.

A tribal elder, wishing not to be named, the lone health centre had been turned to ashes.

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