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'Four Civilians Killed in Logar Mortar Attack': Residents

Logar residents claimed that four children were killed in a mortar attack in Baraki Barak district of the province on Tuesday afternoon.

The residents held a protest outside the Logar governor’s office, carrying the bodies of the four children, and said the origin of the attack should be made clear.

An army commander, Brig. Gen. Abdul Matin Hassankhil, told a local reporter that a mortar might have been fired by the foreign forces.

“Today this happened, and another incident will happen tomorrow. This should be prevented,” said Mohammad Hashim, a Logar resident.

“The mortar attack came from the (foreign forces) camp,” a Logar resident said. “There is no Taliban in that area. The government has checkpoints there.”

The US forces in Afghanistan issued the following statement: "We are aware of the civilian casualty claims in Baraki Barak, Logar Province. We are working with local partners to gain a full understanding of the situation and will provide more details when they are available."

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'Four Civilians Killed in Logar Mortar Attack': Residents

Residents who held a protest outside the governor’s office called for an investigation of the incident.

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Logar residents claimed that four children were killed in a mortar attack in Baraki Barak district of the province on Tuesday afternoon.

The residents held a protest outside the Logar governor’s office, carrying the bodies of the four children, and said the origin of the attack should be made clear.

An army commander, Brig. Gen. Abdul Matin Hassankhil, told a local reporter that a mortar might have been fired by the foreign forces.

“Today this happened, and another incident will happen tomorrow. This should be prevented,” said Mohammad Hashim, a Logar resident.

“The mortar attack came from the (foreign forces) camp,” a Logar resident said. “There is no Taliban in that area. The government has checkpoints there.”

The US forces in Afghanistan issued the following statement: "We are aware of the civilian casualty claims in Baraki Barak, Logar Province. We are working with local partners to gain a full understanding of the situation and will provide more details when they are available."

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