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Afghanistan: Daesh insurgents kill 36 civilians in Ghor province

Afghan National Army soldiers keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan February 27, 2016. A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near the Afghan defence ministry in Kabul on Saturday, causing heavy casualties just hours after an attack in the eastern province of Kunar killed 13 people and put prospects for new peace talks in doubt. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Local officials of western Ghor province of Afghanistan on Wednesday claimed that 36 civilians were shot dead by Daesh insurgents in the province on Tuesday night.

The incident took place Tuesday evening following a group of Daesh insurgents attacking some parts of Feroz Koh in Chaghcharan, the capital of the province, reports Tolo News.

Provincial Governor Mohammad Nasir Khaze said that the security forces and residents responded to the attack.

“Mullah Farooq, the commander of Daesh and the son of another commander were killed in the clashes. While they were escaping they shot them all dead,” Khaze said.

“They [Daesh] abducted civilians who were farmers busy on their land. They shot all of them in reaction to killing their commander on Tuesday night,” he added.

However, more details on the clashes were not provided by him.

This is first time that Ghor province has been targeted by Daesh insurgents in large numbers as the group is mainly active in the eastern parts of the country. (ANI)