Landmine tötet Zivilisten in Afganistan


Fünf Zivilisten wurden getötet als ihr Fahrzeug über eine Landmine fuhr. (in Englisch)


(22.07.2011)

Afghan landmine kills 5 civilians

MAZAR-I-SHARIF – Five civilians were killed July 22 when their vehicle hit a mine in northern Afghanistan, where the Taliban insurgency has increasingly encroached in recent years, police said.

The device exploded in the Shakh area of Faryab Province’s Qaysar District, police spokesman Sayed Massoud Yaqoubi told AFP.

 

Yaqoubi accused the Taliban, who have been waging a bloody insurgency against Afghan government, of planting the device.

 

The militant group could not be reached for comment.

 

The UN has said that more than 1,400 civilians were killed in the first six months of 2011, blaming insurgents for 80% of civilian deaths, AFP reported.

Source: Central Asia Online

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