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PublishDate: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 14:12

3 Protesters Killed, Over 20 Wounded in Badakshan

A protest on Tuesday in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan, turned violent with three protesters killed and over 20 wounded in a clash with security forces. Health officials confirmed the casualties.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_ residents were protesting inadequate security in the province and the lack of electricity and water in Faizabad said those who were part of the demonstration.

Video was shared with TOLOnews showing a crowd with some . Gunfire can be heard in the background.

Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for Badakhshan's governor, said the protesters attacked the governor's compound and threw stones and wood at security forces.

“The protesters clashed with the security forces even before sharing their concerns,” Nazari said.

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