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Afghanistan: 23 protesters killed and injured in clashes with security forces


Afghan health officials announced today, Tuesday, that 3 protesters were killed and more than 20 others were injured as a result of clashes between protesters and security forces in Badakhshan province.

 

The Afghan "Tolo" channel reported that the residents of the province organized a demonstration against the poor security situation and poor water and electricity services in the provincial capital, Faizabad.

 

The channel also quoted the spokesman for the provincial governor, Muhammad Nazari, that the demonstrators attacked the compound of the provincial governor and threw stones and wood at the security forces, adding that they clashed with the forces before clarifying their demands.

 

The channel added that video clips showed large groups of demonstrators, including people bleeding, while the sound of bullets was heard.

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