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1 killed, 3 injured in Taliban attack on wedding ceremony

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1 killed, 3 injured in Taliban attack on wedding ceremony

Jan 19, 2019 - 14:51

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): One individual has been killed, three were wounded and six others captured by Talibaninfo-icon in an attack on a wedding ceremony in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Saturday.

Mohammad Gul Hashimi, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the militants attacked the wedding ceremony in 31-Gharbi area late on Friday night.

One individual was killed, three were wounded and six others snatched by the rebels, he said, adding that the wedding ceremony was for a policeman’s relative.

Hashimi said all the six individual captured by the rebels were civilians and the dead person belonged to a Taliban splinter group led by Mullahinfo-icon Rassoul.

An eyewitness, speaking on the condition of anonymity, claimed the militants had taken away 11 individual and killed two others on the way.

But Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, Taliban’s spokesman, denied the group had attacked the wedding party.



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