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Children among 4 killed in Balkh, Uruzgan incidents

Children among 4 killed in Balkh, Uruzgan incidents

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Aug 13, 2016 - 16:22

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two children were among four civilians killed and three others wounded in two separate incidents of violence in northern Balkh and central Uruzgan provinces on Saturday, officials said.

Two civilians were killed on Saturday when an unknown individual hurled a hand-grenade at a taxi car in Mazar-i-Shari, the capital of Balkh, police spokesman Sher Jan Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the incident took place at around 11am. Another three people were injured the grenade attack.

The injured were shifted to hospital for treatment, Durrani said, adding the attacker had been identified and an operation was underway to arrest him.

A doctor at the Mazar-i-Sharif Civil Hospital confirmed receiving three injured persons from the scene. He said their healthinfo-icon condition was stable.

In Uruzgan, two children were killed and a third one was wounded in a mortar fire incident that took place in Tirinkot, the provincial capital on Saturday morning.

An official at the Uruzgan Civil Hospital, who wished not to be named, confirmed the incident and said the injured child was under treatment in the hospital.

Uruzgan security officials did not comment on the incident.

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