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Robbers kill 1 passenger, injure 2 in Herat

Robbers kill 1 passenger, injure 2 in Herat

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29 Sep 2018 - 16:36
Robbers kill 1 passenger, injure 2 in Herat
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29 Sep 2018 - 16:36

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Armed robbers killed one passenger and injured two others while stealing a vehicle in western Herat province on Saturday, police said.

Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi, Herat police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that armed robbers stopped a passenger bus on the Herat-Ghorian highway this morning and took hostage all its passengers.

Meanwhile, the thieves opened fire at a Surf model vehicle passing the area, leaving one person dead and two others including a child and a woman injured, he said.

He said police had launched a search operation for finding the robbers.

Some local residents in Ghorian district of Herat said that the armed men were Taliban who created checkpoints on the Herat-Ghorian highway.

They said the Taliban stopped the passenger bus, took hostage all passengers and then killed one person and injured two others.

Local people also claimed the insurgents took away with them the passenger bus.

However, there has been no word from the insurgents about the incident.

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