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2 children killed in Maidan Wardak crossfire

2 children killed in Maidan Wardak crossfire

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Mar 03, 2018 - 20:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and eight other civilians were wounded during a clash between security forces and Talibaninfo-icon militants in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.

Abdul Rahman Mangal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Yousufkhel locality of Sayed Abad district late on Friday night.

He said bullets fired during the clash hit a civilian home, killing two children and wounding eight others including womeninfo-icon and children of a family.

Mangal said a number of tribal elders of the district visited the governor and complained about the incident. The governor assured them of investigating the incident.

Habiburahman, a resident of the district, said: “bullets hit Haji Khan Gul’s residence where a fateha ceremony was underway”.

He said two children, a girl and a boy aged about four years, were killed and eight others including women were injured in the incident. Some of the injured were guests and daughter in laws of Haji Gul.

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