Sunday, July 3, 2011

Eleven of the same family killed by a mine explosion in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 civilians, including several women and children, were killed by the explosion of a mine when the vehicle in which they were traveling in the province of Zabul, in the troubled southern Afghanistan, an official said. Apparently, they are all members of a family of refugees returning to Afghanistan from neighboring Pakistan.

The incident occurred early in the morning in the area of Zanza Shamalzai district on the border with Pakistan, according to a statement released by the provincial governor's office. According to this version, all the occupants, four women, five men and two minors, were killed in the incident.

The group came from neighboring Pakistan and was headed to the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, according to a security source quoted by the local AIP. Also today in the southern province of Helmand, a tribal leader, identified as Mohamad Abdul Jan, lives lost by fire from insurgents in Greshk district, an official statement said.

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