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9 killed, score injured in Faryab mortar attack

9 killed, score injured in Faryab mortar attack

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Jul 05, 2019 - 13:00

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Around 40 civilians were killed and injured as a result of mortar shell struck on Jumma Bazaar in the Khawaja Sabz Posh district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Friday.

District Administrative Chief Abdullah Masumi told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened early in the morning.

He said it was ascertained who which party fired the shell and added nine bodies and 22 injured had been shifted to the hospital.

Police spokesman Abdul Karim Yourish said the Talibaninfo-icon fired the mortar shell which resulted in the killing of four people and injured 34 others.

A local Taliban Commander Qari Tajuddin said the Taliban did not possessed mortars in their weapons and alleged security forces fired the mortar shell.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr. Mohammad Musamim said four bodies and 28 injured had been shifted to the hospital. He added four bodies remained in the area.

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