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Child killed, uprising leader among 5 injured in Faryab

Child killed, uprising leader among 5 injured in Faryab

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Mar 21, 2016 - 17:02

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A child has been killed and five others including a public uprising leader wounded in three separate incidents in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Monday.

Provincial police chief spokesman 2nd Lt. Karim Yoursh told Pajhwok Afghan News two children and their mother were injured when a grenade went off inside their home in Din Tash area of Qaisar district.

He said the district was under Talibaninfo-icon control and the wounded had been evacuated to the provincial hospital in Maimana. He had no further details into the incident.

However, Dr. Maroof Samar, the Faryab public healthinfo-icon director, said a two-year-old child, injured in the grenade blast, died during surgical operation, but his mother and another injured child were in stable condition and discharged from the hospital.

Separately, a policeman was wounded in a remotely-controlled bomb blast in Koh Siad area of Shirin Tagab district. Col. Ezatullah Sangarmal, the district police chief, said the bomb was detonated in front of a security check post at 8:30am.

Meanwhile, a leader of an uprising group was seriously injured when unknown gunmen attacked his house in Dima Kariz locality of Pashtonkot district.

Lt. Col. Hayatullah Sorkhabi, the Pashtonkot district chief, said the incident took place on Saturday night when unknown gunmen entered Mohammad Amin’s home. Amin was asleep when the gunmen shot him four times in the chest.

Meanwhile, a youngster was stabbed in Bagh-i-Zaraat area of Pashtonkot district by a resident, but it remained unknown what provoked the stabbing.

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