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3 of a family killed, 11 wounded in Takhar mortar strike

3 of a family killed, 11 wounded in Takhar mortar strike

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Feb 12, 2019 - 15:20

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least three members of a family have been killed and 11 others wounded by a mortar shell that landed in their home in the Dasht-i-Qala district of northeastern Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Jawad Hijri, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the mortar shell hit the residential compound in the district’s bazaar late on Monday night.

He said three people of a family were killed and another 11 wounded in the incident. Security forces have been conducting clearing operations in the district.

Meanwhile, resident Habibullah said the mortar shell struck Mohammad Omar’s house, killing three of his family members and wounding more than 10 others.

He claimed the mortar shells fired by Talibaninfo-icon at the the district headquarters often struck civilian homes. There was no immediate reaction from the fighters.

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