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1 wedding guest killed, 6 injured in Wardak artillery strike

1 wedding guest killed, 6 injured in Wardak artillery strike

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Aug 23, 2019 - 13:17

MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): One person was killed and at least six others were injured when a stray artillery bullet hit a wedding party in the Chak district of central Maidan Wardak province last night, residents said on Friday.

Mohammad Saleh, who was slightly injured in the incident, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in Ali Himmat village.

He said Afghan National Army troops had fired the artillery round that struck the wedding ceremony at about 10pm, killing a young man, Qudratullah.

He said in total 14 people had been injured in the incident and six of them were taken to Kabulinfo-icon for treatment.

Another resident of Chak district, Mohammad Bashir, said killing civilians was inhuman and war crime. He said the Afghan army shelling killed one person and injured six others in Himmat village.

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