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    Insurgents kill 6 civilians, kidnap government official

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    07.27.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents killed six Afghan civilians, wounded two more and kidnapped an Afghan government official in the Siahgird District of Parwan province yesterday.

    The insurgents attacked vehicles carrying workers from an Afghan construction company with small-arms fire. Afghan National Police responded to the attack and forced the insurgents to flee. During their retreat, the insurgents kidnapped the attorney general for the district.

    "These insurgents have chosen to follow Mullah Omar's recent guidance of attempting to capture or kill innocent civilians who are working for the coalition or government," said Col. Rafael Torrers, ISAF Joint Command's Combined Joint Operations Center director. "Meanwhile, Omar is directing these attacks from the relative safety of his hiding place in Pakistan."

    "The insurgents are attempting to deny Afghans of their opportunity to improve government capacity and promote economic development. We will continue to work with our Afghan partners to seek out the insurgents responsible for these heinous acts," Torres said.

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    Date Taken: 07.27.2010
    Date Posted: 07.27.2010 06:00
    Story ID: 53443
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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