Woman & Child Killed by Taliban in Paktia

An Afghan soldier’s wife and son were killed by Taliban in eastern Paktia province, an official said on Saturday.

The incident took place after the victims went to the home of Taliban local commander, identified as Aziz, to attend his wedding ceremony, Abdullah Hasrat, a spokesman for provincial governor told 1TV News.

It happened on Friday evening in Hasan Kheil area of Ahmad Kheil district.

The soldier was identified as Didar. His son, who was killed by the insurgents, was identifed as Nisar and had 13 years of age.

Talibanspokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that it could have been a criminal incident with personal motive.

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