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Insurgent attacks kill 6, injure 124 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

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Insurgents killed six civilians and wounded 124 others, including three children, in eastern Afghanistan from Nov. 13 to Nov. 24.

Of the nine insurgent attacks that caused death or injury during this time period, the deadliest incident occurred in Meydan Shahr, Wardak province Friday. During this attack, a vehicle born IED killed three and injured 117 civilians, according to Wardak Provincial Governor Abdul Majid Khan Khogyani. The attack damaged 40 government offices and civilian homes and resulted in millions of afghanis in property damage.

Khogyani condemned the attack and ordered all security entities to pursue and bring those guilty of the attack to justice.

"I strongly condemn Friday's attack that was carried out by the enemies of peace, stability and the people," he said. "As the armed insurgents took responsibility of the attack, they once again proved that they don't care about civilian lives and have put many innocent families in mourning on this holy day of Friday."

Khogyani offered his condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for a speedy recovery of the wounded.

Despite the efforts of the enemies of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ISAF forces in eastern Afghanistan remain committed to partnering with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts to secure a stable and prosperous future for the Afghan people.

Article by ISAF Regional Command East