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Afghan official says insurgents burned down clinic

AP  |  Kabul 

The governor of eastern Afghanistan's says a clinic that was providing medical facilities for more than 2,000 people has been burned down by insurgents.

says the attack happened early today in district and seven staff members were taken hostage, with five later freed.

Qaum says two doctors are still being held by the insurgents. He said all the facility's equipment was burned.

Zakiullah Storay, of the health deportment in the province, said the facility was important, with 20 beds for people living in the rural area.

Storay said the insurgents later freed the two remaining hostages.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:55 IST