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6 of a family among 10 dead in Ghazni, Farah bombings

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6 of a family among 10 dead in Ghazni, Farah bombings

Aug 08, 2016 - 13:30

GHAZNI CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six members of a family, including two children, were killed in a roadside bombing in southern Ghazni province, while four others lost their lives in a similar incident in western Farah, officials said on Monday.

Ghazni police chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast happened in the Bakhtiar village of Gilan district at 10am.Two children, three womeninfo-icon and a man of one family were killed when their rickshaw hit a landmine planted by Talibaninfo-icon insurgents, he said.

A resident of the village, meanwhile, said the area where the bomb exploded was under Taliban’s control. He, however, was unaware of casualties. “Afghan forces sometimes come to the Taliban-infested locality,” he said.

Few days back, five civilians including four children were killed in a similar incident in the Andar district of Ghazni province.

Elsewhere, four people were killed and three others wounded in an IED explosion in the Bala Balok district of Farah province. Police chief, Col. Mohammad Ghaws Malyar, said the era IED went off when addicts were taking drugs in a ruined place.

However, a resident of the area, Mir Wali, claimed all victims were Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel. He said the ALP personnel were traveling in a pick-up that struck the roadside bomb.

Farah Civil Hospital Director Dr. Abdul Hakim Rasuliconfirmed receiving three injured people, including two ALP members and a civilian.


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