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10 Alleged Members of Taliban Killed in Air Strike, 6 Civilians Killed in Roadside Bomb Blast, Dozens Rescued From Taliban Prison
June 11, 2019
Ten (alleged) Taliban killed in air strikes
Afghanistan News (ANI), 12 Jun 2019, 00:55 GMT+10
Wardak [Afghanistan], Jun 11 (ANI):
10 (alleged members of Taliban), including a commander, were killed in airstrikes in the Jalriz district here, an army statement said on Tuesday.
The strikes took place late on Monday and targetted a Taliban hideout in Tandara village of the district, according to Xinhua.
The Taliban commander, who died on the spot, has been recognised as Mullah Majid, also known as 'Kuchi', the statement added.
(Allegedly) No civilians or security personnel were injured during the strikes.
Dozens Of Inmates Rescued From Taliban-Run Prison
Gandhara, June 11, 2019, Radio Free Afghanistan
Baghlan district Governor Khanzad Mazlomiyar said on June 11 that civilians and members of the security forces were among those freed during the operation, which took place the previous day. Share
Baghlan district Governor Khanzad Mazlomiyar said on June 11 that civilians and members of the security forces were among those freed during the operation, which took place the previous day.
The Taliban has yet to comment on the raid.
Last month, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that Afghan captives held by the militant group had been subjected to "ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture."
UNAMA made its assessment after interviewing 13 detainees from a group of 53 rescued in April by Afghan forces from a Taliban-run detention facility in the southern province of Uruzgan.
It quoted the detainees as saying that the Taliban killed some of their captives.
Six Afghan Civilians Killed In Roadside Bomb Blast
June 11, 2019, Radio Free Afghanistan
Six civilians have been killed in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar after a roadside bomb ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in, officials say.
Provincial police spokesman Qasim Afghan said the explosion occurred in Dand district on June 11, killing all passengers inside the vehicle.
Four children were among those killed in the blast, Afghan said.
All the victims were said to be members of one family.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Dand district Governor Haji Abdullah said the bomb was placed by the Taliban on a road frequently used by foreign and Afghan security forces.
On June 9, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it "remains troubled that civilians are being killed in high numbers" in the Afghan conflict, and urged all parties to protect civilians from harm.
A statement said that "anti-government elements deliberately and knowingly targeted civilians" during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, adding that attack in Kabul alone had caused more than 100 civilian casualties.
"I condemn these deliberate attacks on civilians that signal a disturbing intent to spread fear; they delegitimize the perpetrators, depriving them of any claim to represent the people of Afghanistan," UNAMA head Tadamichi Yamamoto said.
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