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Mortars kill 6 children in Baghlan, Zabul

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Mortars kill 6 children in Baghlan, Zabul

Jul 13, 2017 - 16:36

QALAT/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six children have been killed and another three injured in two separate incidents of violence within 24 hours in northern Baghlan and southern Zabul provinces.

Baghlan police spokesman Zabihullah Shuja said four children were killed on Wednesday evening when a mortar shell they were playing with went off in Barkah district.

Separately, two children were killed and as many others wounded on Thursday when a mortar shell hit their home in Shah Joy district, Zabul governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Gul Islam Seyal said the injured children had been taken to a local hospital but he had no information about their condition.

There has been no word from the Talibaninfo-icon about the two incidents.


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