5 Afghan civilians killed by militants in eastern province

Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:42

Up to five civilians working in a NATO military camp were killed by Taliban militants in the eastern province of Wardak, a provincial government spokesman said Sunday.
"A total of five civilians, who were working as daily wagers in a NATO-led coalition's military camp in Jalrez District, were kidnapped by militants Saturday afternoon and their bullet-riddle bodies were found Sunday morning in the Mullah Khil area of the district," spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told Bokhdi News Agency.

Up to five civilians working in a NATO military camp were killed by Taliban militants in the eastern province of Wardak, a provincial government spokesman said Sunday. Up to five civilians working in a NATO military camp were killed by Taliban militants in the eastern province of Wardak, a provincial government spokesman said Sunday.
The source added and said they were six people and when they were kidnapped one of them escaped from the scene and the rest ( 5 civilian ) were shot dead by the militants.
Earlier this morning BNA has announced as Official in Maidanwardak province of the country reported and said, today morning the dead bodies of five security personnel of a security company were found.
Official in the case of anonymity said these dead bodies were found and seen at the side of a road which links Jalrez district with the center of this province.
It has been said, these 5 security personnel were working with a security company which named “Zailat” were abducted yesterday (Saturday) at around 10:00 a.m local time by unknown armed men.
It is reported that these people were first got off from their car and were taken to a village named “Kotae-e-Ashraf” and them were killed.
Eyewitnesses told Bokhdi News Agency these five people were killed cruelly and points of several bullets were seen in their dead bodies.
Meantime, Taliban insurgents claimed of responsibility for the attack.
The insurgent group, which has been waging insurgency for more than a decade, launched an annual spring offensive starting from May 3 to target Afghan forces as well as U.S. and NATO troops across the country.
The Taliban has warned the civilians to stay away from official gatherings, military convoys and centers regarded as the legitimate targets by militants besides warning people against supporting government and foreign troops.
A total of 3,021 Afghan civilians were killed in 2011, an 8 percent rise from the previous year, according to the United Nations annual report released in Kabul in February.
Sanayee- Ghazni
Bokhdi News Agency


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