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6 worshippers wounded as rocket hits Tagab mosque

6 worshippers wounded as rocket hits Tagab mosque

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:38

MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six worshippers have been wounded in a rocket attack on a mosqueinfo-icon in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province.

Resident Abdul Wahid told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday the rocket strike took place during Friday prayers in the Tamir area of the district.

At least six worshippers were wounded in the incident, he said, adding who had fired the rocket was unclear.

Another inhabitant of Seenzai area, Shakoor, said: “The rocket fell near the mosque and shrapnel caused injuries to some men inside.”

Clashes have been underway in the neighbourhood for several days, according to the resident, who said the Talibaninfo-icon had taken positions in orchards.

But Syed Agha Sapi, Afghan Local Police commander for Tagab, was unaware of the rocket strike. He said the rebels attacked security personnel in Shakot area this morning.

In retaliatory fire from the security forces, he said, six of the attackers were wounded. Civilians and security officials suffered no casualties.

Both Sapi and Kapisa police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq, meanwhile, called for strengthening the security forces in Allah Sai district.



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