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Official: 10 civilians killed in Afghan army operation

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says 10 civilians have been killed in an army operation in eastern province.

Ajmal Omar, member of the provincial council, said Friday the dead were sleeping shopkeepers caught in a crossfire during an army operation carried out in district late last night.

Attaullah Khogyani, a second official, said six civilians died and three suspected insurgents were arrested in the operation. It wasn't immediately clear why there was a discrepancy in the death toll.

In a statement, the blamed the government for the deaths. Besides the Taliban, an upstart Islamic State affiliate also operates in eastern

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, in eastern province an Afghan security operation killed 30 insurgents and two civilians, said

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 14:05 IST