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1 civilian killed, 4 injured in Kapisa crossfire

1 civilian killed, 4 injured in Kapisa crossfire

Jun 01, 2018 - 19:47

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and four others wounded after being caught in crossfire between Afghan army personnel and insurgents in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Friday.

The clash broke out in the district bazaar on Thursday afternoon, the Alasai district chief Ghulam Naqshbad Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News. He said the ANA troops had arrived in the bazaar for shopping when a Talibaninfo-icon gunman opened fire at them.

The attacker and one civilian were killed as the troops returned fire. Another four civilians were wounded, he said

Sherin Zaman, a resident of the area, said the district bazaar remained in control of security forces for half a day and in control of Taliban for the remaining half. He said ANA soldiers were buying meat from a butcher in the bazaar when came under attack from a Taliban gunman.

The Taliban gunman and the butcher were killed in the crossfire, he added.

The Taliban have so far said nothing in this regard.



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