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Afghanistan- Taliban commander killed 12 civilians in Farah




(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT NEWS REPORT

KABUL-
A Taliban commander has opened fire and killed at least 12 civilians including six
of his own family members in western Farah province of the country, officials
said Monday.

The
attacker, Muhammad Ali, who has been commander of a small group of the
militants in Khak-e-Safid district of Farah province, opened fire and killed
six of his own family members including children and women.

After
a number of neighbors arrived in his house and tried to stop him, he turned his
weapon against the neighbors and killed six of them as well, Muhibullah Muhib,
spokesman for Farah Police Chief told Afghanistan Times.

'Police
launched an investigation into the incident and we hope the suspect man to be
detained soon' he said.

Three
members of his family, who had been injured in the attack were taken to provincial
hospital and they are now in stable health condition, the official said.

The
exact reason behind the deadly incident is still unclear. 'We still don't know
what had been the main reason behind the deadly act' Muhib said.

The
area where the incident took place is under the Taliban control.

Farah
is among the insecure provinces of the country where Taliban have active
presence in several of its districts and part of the Farah city.

Last
year Taliban briefly captured parts of the capital city of the province before
to be driven back by the Afghan special forces with the air support of the foreign
troops.


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Afghanistan- Taliban commander killed 12 civilians in Farah

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