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2 women of a family killed, 3 wounded by mortar shell

2 women of a family killed, 3 wounded by mortar shell

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Dec 23, 2017 - 11:08

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Two womeninfo-icon have been killed and three others wounded by a mortar shell that struck their house in the Bala Baluk district of western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.

Shahla Abu Baker, a public representative, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Shewan villages of the district on Friday evening.

Two women were killed and three others injured. All victims hailed from the same family, the provincial council member said, without giving further details. The injured were evacuated to the zonal hospital.

Saraj Ahmad, a resident of the area, confirmed the casualties and claimed the shell had been fired from an Afghan National Army (ANA) base. The injured were in critical condition, he said.

Security officials refused to comment on the incident.

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