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15 killed, 1,100 wounded in Herat incidents

15 killed, 1,100 wounded in Herat incidents

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Aug 20, 2019 - 17:06

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Fifteen civilians have been killed in as many days in western Herat province during separate incidents that left another 1,100 wounded, an official said Tuesday.

Dr. Arif Jalali, the Herat zonal hospital head, told a press conference here that the said casualties resulted from traffic accidents, firing, suicide, eating poisonous drugs across the province.

He said 543 people were wounded in traffic accidents, 42 persons in firing incidents, 119 others were stabbed with knives, 297 more were injured by beating, 119 eaten poisonous drugs and 20 more sustained injuries in landmine blasts.

He said 318 womeninfo-icon and 112 children were among those wounded. The injured were under treatment at the zonal hospital, he said.

Meanwhile, police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizadah told Pajhwok most of the criminals had been arrested by police and referred to the judicial organs for further investigation.

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