Civilians Suffered Casualties in Takhar Operation: Residents

(Last Updated On: February 13, 2019)

At least 11 civilians were killed and 29 others wounded during clashes between the Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents in past three days in Takhar province, residents said on Wednesday.

The Aghan security forces have conducted clearance operations in Dasht-e-Qala and Khawaja Ghar districts of Takhar.

Local officials said that during the military raids dozens of Taliban insurgents have been killed.

Khawaja Ghar and 10 villages in Dasht-e-Qala districts have been cleared of the militants, sources said

At the meantime, local residents concerns about the increasing civilian casualties as in past three days 11 people were killed and 29 others injured during the operations.

Local officials said the insurgents have launched rockets that slammed into residents houses.

On Tuesday, a rocket hit a house at Dasht-e-Qala, killing at least 4 members of a family and wounding 8 others.

No group or individual claims responsibility for that attack yet, but a spokesman for Takhar police said that the Taliban insurgents had unleashed the rocket.

Taliban militants who control parts of the northern Takhar province are yet to make comment.

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