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27 people including 2 girls equipped with suicide vests killed in Afghanistan operation

An Afghan security force personnel stands guard in front of a damaged building a day after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
An Afghan security force personnel stands guard in front of a damaged building a day after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Kabul: The Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday said that 27 people, including two young girls equipped with suicide bombing vests, were killed during an operation in eastern Nuristan province.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the people were killed during the operations conducted in Want Waigal district, reports the Khaama Press.

In addition, 31 others were also wounded during the same operation.

So far, the anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report.

It is also not clear which group had recruited the two young girls for the suicide attack.

Nuristan province is reportedly one among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

The province is also located near the Durand Line close to the tribal regions of Pakistan. (ANI)

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