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Afghan forces attack on wedding party leaves 3 killed, 9 injured

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Afghan forces attack on wedding party leaves 3 killed, 9 injured

Nov 18, 2018 - 13:49

MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Three individuals have been killed, including a groom, and children and womeninfo-icon among nine others wounded as the wedding ceremony attacked by Afghan forces in Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Sunday.

Sharifullah Hotak, a member of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Zewlat area of the district on Saturday after noon.

He said the house in which wedding ceremony was underway stormed by security forces located close to the security base. He, however, added the motive behind the attack was unclear

Three men were killed, including the groom, and nine others, including children and women wounded in the attack.

According to Hotak, the relatives of the victims want probe into the incident as the attack targeted only civilians.

On the other hand, Abdul Rahman Mangal, Maidan Wardak governor’s spokesman, said two people were killed and 13 others wounded after a missile hit a civilians house during a clash between rebels and security forces.

He said it was unclear which side fired the missile and who suffered casualties in the incident.

On Thursday, five individuals were killed as a result of foreign forces airstrike in Torkhel area. A resident of the area Rahmatullah Asghar said three civilians and two militants were killed in the airstrike.

But the governor’s spokesman said four rebels had been killed.



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