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Insurgents kill 56, wound 92 civilians in span of eight days

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Insurgents caused 148 civilian casualties in eastern Afghanistan from Sept. 2 to Sept. 10, killing 56 and wounding an additional 92 innocent Afghans.

Paktiya province suffered a significant loss when a bicycle-borne improvised explosive device detonated in Gardez city today.

“An innocent civilian shopkeeper was martyred and three others, including a 10-year-old child, were injured,” said Juma Khan Hamdard, the Paktiya provincial governor, who strongly condemned the tragic act of insurgents.

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.

The governor also offered his condolences to the families of the victims and prays for a speedy recovery of the wounded.

Article by ISAF Regional Command East