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Insurgent attacks kill 19, injure 37 civilians in eastern Afghanistan in December

 

Written by RC-East Public Affairs

Regional Command EastBagram, Afghanistan – Insurgents killed 19 civilians and wounded 37 others in eastern Afghanistan during the month of December.

Of the 22 insurgent attacks that caused death or injury during this time period, the deadliest incident occurred when a bomb placed at the main bazaar in Bak district of Khost province exploded, killing three innocent civilians and severely injuring four others.

Khost Provincial Governor Abdul Jabbar Naimi condemned the act of the enemies of Islam and the people of Afghanistan with the strongest terms.

“Today, once again, the insurgents – the enemies of Islam and humanity – with their satanic, terroristic and cowardly act killed and wounded innocent civilians, including women and children and put more ordinary families of Afghanistan in mourning,” said  Naimi.

“[They] want to disturb public civil order and create fear and violence among people, and with that they want to serve their inauspicious purposes,” added Naimi.

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 noble citizens of Khost and Afghan security forces will work together and will not allow anyone to distort the security or disturb the public civil order in Khost,” said Naimi.


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