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ISIS militants abduct and kill 30 civilians including children 

“The killings occurred on Tuesday last at the capital of Ghor province,” stated the government officials raising concerns about the expanding presence of the group in Afghanistan. The local government stated it as a revenge attack after a local IS commander was

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 26 Oct 2016 11:56 AM GMT

ISIS militants abduct and kill 30 civilians including children 
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Kabul: At least 30 civilians including children were abducted and killed by the militants linked to Islamic State jihadists in central Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.

“The killings occurred on Tuesday last at the capital of Ghor province,” stated the government officials raising concerns about the expanding presence of the group in Afghanistan. The local government stated it as a revenge attack after a local IS commander was gunned down.

The ISIS has, however, not officially claimed the responsibility of the abduction and killings.

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What officials said:

  • Ghor Governor Nasir Khazeh said that the security forces had killed a IS commander on Sunday last in an operation held with the help of locals. “The Daesh (IS) fighters in return abducted around 30 villagers, mostly shepherds,” said the governor. He further added, “Their dead bodies were found by local people this morning.”
  • Abdul Hameed Nateqi, a Ghor provincial council member stated that the assailants were Taliban renegades who had sworn allegiance to IS.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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