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Child killed, 3 injured in Herat mortar shell blast

Child killed, 3 injured in Herat mortar shell blast

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Aug 01, 2018 - 18:20

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A child was killed and three other people were wounded on Wednesday in a mortar shell blast in western Herat province, an official said.

Police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizadah told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Dasthi Nizan locality of Pashtuninfo-icon Zarghon district on Wednesday morning.

The child was playing when the abandoned shell when it went off, he said, adding the insurgents used to plant bombs and mortar shells to target security forces, but often civilians fell prey to their war tactics.

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