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1 killed, 4 wounded in Baghlan mortar strike

1 killed, 4 wounded in Baghlan mortar strike

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Mar 09, 2020 - 15:39

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One individual was killed and four others wounded by a mortar shell that hit a civilian home in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

Civil Hospital Director Dr. Mohammad Anwar Wardak told Pajhwok Afghan News the mortar shell struck a home in the Omarkhel area of Pul-i-Khumri late on Sunday night.

He confirmed receiving one body and four injured people from the site.

Kabir Ahmadzai, a civil societyinfo-icon activist, told Pajhwok Omarkhel area had long been under the Talibaninfo-icon’s control.

He said the mortar shell was fired from a military base in the area, killing one person and wounding four others.

Mohammad Nabi, commander of the 217th Pamir Corps’ third brigade, said no such incident had happened in the past 24 hours.

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