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5 of a family killed in Takhar mortar strike

5 of a family killed in Takhar mortar strike

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Aug 13, 2018 - 20:08

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Five members of a family were killed and as many wounded when a mortar shell landed on their home in Dashti Qala district of northeastern Takhar province on Monday, an official said.

Mohammad Jawad Hejri, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred in Kakal locality of the district on Monday afternoon.

He said five members of a family, including womeninfo-icon and children, were killed and as many wounded in the mortar attack, which he blamed on Talibaninfo-icon militants.

However, the Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

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