the republic logo

Afghan official: Taliban attack troops south of Kabul, 3 civilians killed in crossfire


KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says three civilians were killed and four wounded after they were caught in the crossfire of a Taliban attack on troops south of the capital.

Halim Fidai, governor of Logar province, said Afghan troops were ambushed Friday while conducting a military operation near a mosque in the Baraki Barak district.

He says local people who had gathered at the mosque to cook a charity meal were caught in the crossfire, adding that it is not clear which side shot the civilians.

He says the wounded have been taken to Kabul for treatment.

Taliban insurgents have been active across much of Afghanistan this year, testing the capacity of government forces fighting alone since the conclusion of the international combat mission at the end of last year.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.