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2 girls dead, 8 wounded by Taliban-fired mortar shells

2 girls dead, 8 wounded by Taliban-fired mortar shells

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Aug 19, 2017 - 16:39

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two civilians have been killed and nine others wounded in insurgent attacks in eastern Kunar province, local officials said on Saturday.

The provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Juma Gul Himmat, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Talibaninfo-icon fired four mortar shells into Sarkano district before noon.

“The mortar attack targeted an Independence Day function in the area,” he said, adding two minor girls were killed and eight people, including children, wounded.

Dr. Farooq Sahak, head of the main provincial hospital, confirmed receiving two bodies and nine wounded people from the scene of the attack. Two of them are said to be in critical condition.

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