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3 civilians killed in special forces raid on Jalalabad home

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3 civilians killed in special forces raid on Jalalabad home

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:15

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces killed three civilians during a raid on a home in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, witnesses said on Friday.

One of the witnesses told Pajhwok Afghan News on the condition of anonymity that the special forces mistakenly raided a wrong home.

He said the forces opened fire at people who had gathered at the home. The dead included a Nangarhar customs official, a driver of former president Hamid Karzai and another official.

However, he did not explain if the victims were guests at the home or members of the family.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, said the incident took place last night.

He said the raid had resulted in casualties, but he had no figure.

Pajhwok tried to seek comment from security officials particularly the special forces, but to no avail.


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