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Dozens dead, wounded in Wardak, Zabul incidents

Dozens dead, wounded in Wardak, Zabul incidents

Aug 10, 2015 - 18:55

MAIDAN SHAHR/QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 25 persons, including civilians and Afghan forces, have been killed or wounded during separate security incidents in central Maidan Wardak and southern Zabul provinces, officials said Monday.

Maidan Wardak governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News that Maidan Shahar, the capital of the province, was hit by two blasts today morning.

He said the explosions took place in front of shops where security forces usually were busy in shopping. The blasts left four Afghan forces wounded, he added. Civilians suffered no casualties.

Elsewhere in the province, Khogyani said that four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a clash with insurgents in Sayed Abad district.

He said that militants also suffered casualties but he had no exact figures. In a third incident, two civilians were wounded when a rocket fired by rebels hit a house in Shaneez area of Sayed Abad district.

Khogyani said that a man was killed, his wife and two children wounded when another rocket hit their house.

He said that an insurgent was also killed during a clash in Jaghato district on Sunday evening.

According to another report, three militants have been killed and four policemen injured in Zabul incidents.

Governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Syal said that four policemen wounded when a roadside bomb in Kakaran area hit a police vehicle on Kabulinfo-icon-Kandahar highway, on the outskirts of Qalat, the capital of Zabul last night.

But an official who wished to go unnamed said that one policeman was killed and four others injured in the roadside blast.

Syal said that three militants were killed and two others wounded in a blast in Shinki district of Zabul.

Militants did not comment on Zabul and Maidan Wardak incidents.



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