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3 volleyball players killed in Kapisa ground blast

3 volleyball players killed in Kapisa ground blast

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Sep 14, 2019 - 16:40

 

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three volleyball players were killed and three others wounded in a landmine explosion in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday.

Police spokesman Shaiq Shourish said the incident took place in Kakar village on Friday evening. He accused the Talibaninfo-icon of planting the landmine on the volleyball field.

But the militant group has not yet commented in this regard.

Azizullah Safi, deputy Provincial Council chairman, said three players aged between 18 to 22 years were killed and two others were wounded in the blast.

He said the injured players had been evacuated to emergency hospital in Panjsher province.

Separately, seven Taliban insurgents were killed, including a notorious commander, in an airstrike in Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province.

Police chief Abdul Wahid Wijdan told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrike was carried out on Friday evening.

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