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Afghan Militants Kill 30 Civilians


FILE: Grab from a video that shows militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) blowing up bound and blindfolded Afghan prisoners with explosives. The video was released in August 2015.

Militants have killed about 30 civilians in an attack on the city of Firoz Koh in Afghanistan's Ghor Province.

Officials said on October 26 that the attack may have been a revenge strike after a local Islamic State commander was killed the previous day.

No one has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Ghor Governor Nasir Khazeh was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying that the victims, mostly shepherds but also some children, were abducted late on October 25 and executed.

"Their dead bodies were found by local people this morning," he said.

The central province of Ghor has not been a major center for Islamic State militants.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and Reuters

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