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One Civilian Reportedly Killed In Logar Operation

25 Aug 2019 Tolo News

Some residents and members of Logar Provincial Council on Sunday claimed that one civilian was killed and five others were wounded in a night raid in the province on Saturday evening.

The residents said the operation was conducted in Babus village on the outskirts of Pul-e-Alam City, the provincial capital.

The residents said women and children are among the victims.

Government has not commented on the report but former President Hamid Karzai in a statement condemned civilian casualties in Logar and called for an end to airstrikes which according to him often claim civilians’ lives.

Footage on social media and from local reports show a destroyed house which residents claim has been targeted by the airstrike on Saturday evening.

“They have killed innocent people. They have fired from a helicopter. They have taken people out of their houses and have opened fire o them,” said Mangal, a tribal elder in Logar. “Anyone who is a suspect should be trialed by a court, not in this way. They have bee martyred and this is too much.”

“He was a farmer and he was a taxi driver as well… They were all innocent people,” said Haji Nangul, a Logar resident.

A spokesman for Ministry of Defense, Fawad Aman, in a phone call said an investigation has started into the incident.

Mr. Aman said six Taliban fighters were killed in the operation conducted in Pul-e-Alam City.

Original Link: https://www.tolonews.com/index.php/afghanistan/three-civilians-reportedly-killed-logar-operation

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