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1 civilian killed, 13 wounded in Ghazni mortar attack

1 civilian killed, 13 wounded in Ghazni mortar attack

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Apr 25, 2020 - 16:45

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and 13 others wounded when a mortar shell hit a home in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.

Tariq Aryan, spokesman for the ministry of interior, told media representatives that the incident took place in Shalezo area of Ghazni City on Friday.

He said one individual was killed and 13 others, including womeninfo-icon and children, were wounded in the mortar strike, which he blamed on Talibaninfo-icon insurgents.

Dr. Baz Mohammad Himmat, the civil hospital director, confirmed receiving 12 injured people from the incident site.

He said the wounded included six women, two children and four men, but they were in stable condition.

Mohammad Asif, a resident of the area, said that operation against insurgents was underway in their area over the past three days.

“The security forces have been conducting the operation and Taliban attacked them in self defense,” he added.

The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

Sa/ma

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