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Insurgent attacks kill, wound 17 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

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Insurgents caused 17 civilian casualties in eastern Afghanistan from Oct. 21 to Oct. 29. They killed nine Afghans and injured eight others in eight attacks during the week.

Five Afghan civilians were shot by the Taliban on Oct. 26 in Ghazni Province on the first holy day of Eid. According to Afghan reports, insurgents stopped a bus as it was driving on the main road in Andar district, pulled off five individuals, killed them, and left their bodies beside the road.

Ghazni Provincial Governor, Musa Khan Akbarzada, condemned the attack and pointed out that the victims, who were intentionally shot and killed by insurgents, were ordinary workers with no government affiliation.

“On the first holy day of Eid, insurgents again killed more innocent ordinary civilians who were on their way to be with their families. Insurgents, again with this horrifying act, saddened many Afghan families, especially during Eid days,” said Akbarzada.

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