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Afghanistan: 9 dead in a Taliban raid on a village

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Among the victims were four children. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the children, all boys, were between the ages of one and fourteen.

At least nine people, including four children, were killed when Taliban forces attacked a village near the capital of Afghanistan’s Daikundi province two days ago. The news was made known by the head of the tribe, speaking yesterday, Sunday, to the German News Agency.

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Two other people were wounded and four were captured by Taliban fighters, according to the same source, who asked not to be named for her safety.

Earlier, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Twitter that the four children, all boys, who died were aged between one and fourteen.

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According to information, the cause of the Taliban attack on the village of Sivak Shibar is believed to be the conflict between two rival groups in the province, where mainly members of the Khazar ethnicity live.

On Saturday, the Taliban regime announced that the people killed were armed insurgents and denied that children were among the victims.

A Taliban government spokesman, Bilal Karimi, claimed the men killed refused to surrender their weapons. According to him, one member of the Taliban was killed and two others were wounded in the clash.

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