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Afghan Army Mortar Kills 10 Civilians in Helmand: Source

LASHKARGAH – At least 10 civilians were killed and 15 others wounded after mortars hit a residential area in Helmand province, Ariana News quoted source on Monday.
The incident happened in the Sangin district of the province on Monday morning.
A security source on condition of anonymity told that the mortars fired by the Afghan army as they were targeting Taliban militants sheltered in the area.
According to the source, mortars launched after the militants carried out attacks on Afghan forces from the area.
All the victims were civilians, the source added.
Meanwhile, Omer Zwak, a spokesperson for the provincial governor confirmed the incident but denied providing further details on casualties.
In a separate incident, six civilians were killed and two more injured after their vehicle hit a roadside mine in the Washir district of Helmand on Sunday afternoon.
Police said that mine was planted by the Taliban.
The Taliban have not yet commented about the incidents.
(Sahar News)

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