Afghanistan: 9 Civilians Killed, 50 Wounded in Rocket Attacks by Pakistani Forces on 'Residential Areas' in Kandahar Province Ahead of Eid

Sarmistha Neogy
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Afghanistan, July 31: At least nine civilians were killed and 50 others were wounded in Pakistani forces rocket attacks on “residential areas” in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, on Thursday, according to Afghanistan's TOLO news.

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The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid. The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack, while the Islamic State has not yet commented, according to a BBC report.

9 Civilians Killed & 50 Wounded in Pakistani Forces Rocket Attack in Kandahar Province:

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The blast took place near the governor's office at a time when people were shopping ahead of the festival. The Taliban and Afghan government have agreed on a three-day ceasefire starting Friday, the first day of Eid.