Above 40 killed in Afghan several violence’s in one day

KABUL: (MEP) – At least forty-three people, including one dozen civilians, where killed in Afghan violence’s over the last 24 hours, the authorities said Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, six civilians were found dead in eastern province of Paktia bordering Pakistan.“The bodies of six civilians were found along a road in Zurmat district early Tuesday morning. The killing took place in the district, located just south of provincial capital Gardez city, 100 km south of national capital Kabul,” a provincial government spokesman Rohullah Samon told Xinhua, adding details will be released to the media after an ongoing investigation.

Eye witnesses said the victims were employees of a local construction company in charge of building a road in the area.

In addition, six government employees were shot dead in relatively peaceful Herat province overnight. “The dead bodies of six employees of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were found early Tuesday morning in Gulran district where they were kidnapped Sunday. All of them were shot dead,” head of provincial criminal investigation department Israeel Khan told Xinhua. Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the incident. According to Khan the victims were working for a ministry’s development project as part of the National Solidarity Program. Blaming Taliban for the shooting, Khan said that the killed included four engineers and two staff members of the project.

Also separately, 10 militants and one policeman were killed early Tuesday morning as the militants launched attack in Joy-e-Ganj area of Bala Murghab district of neighboring Badghis province.

“Militants numbered several hundred raided the Afghan Border Police (ABP) checkpoints in areas near the border with Turkmenistan. The clash is going on up to now later Tuesday,” the provincial governor Ahmadullah Ahmadzai told Xinhua.

He said 10 militants, including a local insurgents’ leader named Mullah Abdullah, were killed in the clash in the district, which is located in northern part of the provincial capital Qala-e- Naw, 555 km northwest of Afghan capital Kabul.

One policeman was also kidnapped by the militants. General Taj Mohammad, the commander of army corps 207 in neighboring Herat province, told Xinhua that an army unit was dispatched to the area to reinforce the police forces there. Witnesses said that more than 500 militants were involved in the attack, saying the Taliban also took control of two checkpoints there. This is the second attack by militants in Bala Murghab over the past one week. In eastern Kunar province, militants beheaded an off-duty policeman along a main road linking the province with the neighboring Nuristan province overnight.

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