KABUL, May 28: Twelve civilians were killed after unknown assailants opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province on Friday, the provincial governor said on Saturday. In a separate incident, two soldiers were wounded in a grenade attack in the provincial capital Asad Abad, governor Assadulla Wafa said.
Tribal elder Mohammed Faqir and several relatives and friends were ambushed and killed in Manogay district of Kunar province some 170 kilometers east of the capital Kabul, Wafa said.
“Mohammed Faqir and his 11 friends and relatives were on their way home in Manogay district as their vehicle came under light arms fire by unknown armed men and they were all killed,” Wafa said on Saturday.
“They were civilians and it is not known who was behind the attack, if it was enmity with the family or it was an attack by insurgents,” he added. Meanwhile, on Saturday two Afghan national army soldiers were wounded when a grenade exploded near their vehicle.—AFP