Gunmen attack vehicle, kill 6 civilians in Afghanistan

0
34

Kabul: An Afghan official says at least six civilians were shot and killed by gunmen in western Ghor province this morning.

Iqbal Nezami, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said that four other civilians were wounded after their vehicle was attacked near Faroz Koh, the provincial capital.
The victims were all ethnic Hazaras, a Shia minority in Afghanistan that is frequently targeted by Sunni extremists in different parts of the country.

Nezami says the Hazaras were travelling from Herat, another western province, to Ghor when they came under attack.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Both the Taliban and militants from the rival Islamic State terror group are active in Ghor and have previously claimed attacks in the province.

Comments

comments

SOURCE(AP)
SHARE
Previous articleLal Singh demand CBI probe into Kathua rape-murder case
Next articleMalik visits slain youth’s family in Kangan
Press Trust of Kashmir, popularly known as PTK, is a growing news gathering agency in Jammu and Kashmir. We believe in 3C’s- Credible, Concise and Clear. We report NEWS not NOISE. We have a strong base of capable reporters across the state especially in conflict ravaged region of Kashmir. Having just started the operations this year only (2016), PTK has grown manifold; Well the credit goes to the whole team whose dedicated hard work and relentless passion has made us to achieve what we are today. We never forget our worthy readers who not only read but share our stories. Online media is our primary focus. The PTK group also publishes a monthly magazine Kashmir Diamond-which gives a brief analytical view of the happenings and counter-happenings in Jammu and Kashmir. From social life to entertainment to investigative stories, PTK covers almost everything. We don’t miss whatever is happening around you, and if our worthy readers find that PTK has missed something. Feel free to contact us. Join us as and when needed to become part of the Valley’s growing news gathering agency.