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PublishDate: Sunday, May 30, 2021 14:36

10 Civilians Killed in Mortar Attack in Kapisa

At least 10 civilians were killed and eight more were wounded in a mortar attack in Kapisa province on Saturday night, a source said.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The incident happened when a mortar landed on a home where a wedding ceremony was underway in Tagab district in the province.

“The incident happened when a clash was ongoing between the security forces and the Taliban and a mortar landed on a home,” the source added.

Kapisa police spokesman Shayeq said “the mortar was fired by the Taliban and landed at the #wedding_party in Anarjoy area in Tagab.”

“Six civilians were killed, and four others were wounded in the incident,” he said.

However, the Taliban has rejected the claim and has blamed security forces for the incident.

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