31 July 2017

News Story: Civilians Pay Heavy Price In Baghlan War

By Sharif Amiri

At least five civilians were killed, 125 others were wounded and houses of many of them were damaged in the eight-day war between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Baghlan-e-Markazai district in the west of Baghlan province, local officials said.

Hospital officials said at least 125 wounded civilians were taken to Baghlan-e-Markazi Hospital in the past eight days.

“125 wounded have been registered and also five bodies were brought here (to the hospital),” said Khalilurrahman Narmgoi, head of the hospital.

According to Baghlan-e-Markazi residents, Taliban had used their houses as their strongholds.

They said they had left the district following the battles.

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