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Aug 15, 2017
2 civilians dead in Uruzgan bomb explosion
Aug 15, 2017 - 14:35
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two civilians have been killed and eight others injured in a bomb explosion in the Chora district of central Uruzgan province, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.
MP Obaidullah Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the victims were ordinary people tasked by district police chief Asadullah -- alias Aka -- with constructing a check-point.
He said the mine blast took place at a time when work was underway on the check-point. Among the dead was Mohammad Basir, who served as a teacher.
Aminullah, an eyewitness, alleged police had forced some people into constructing the check-post.
Deputy Governor Abdul Wahid Patan confirmed the incident but did not provide details.
Deputy police chief Abdul Qavi Omari said the explosion targeted civilians returning from the check-post.
Chora is one of the insecure districts of Uruzgan where clashes between the Taliban and security forces take place almost on a daily basis.
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