Afghan Company: Militants Kill at Least 35 Workers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The owner of an Afghan company and a provincial official say insurgents have shot dead at least 35 workers and their guards on a road construction site in eastern Afghanistan.
Galaxy Sky construction company owner, Noorullah Bidar, said on Thursday the attack happened around midnight Wednesday in Wazei Zadran, a remote mountainous area in the eastern Paktia province. He says it was carried out by more than 100 insurgents and that at least 36 workers were killed and 20 were wounded.
Provincial government spokesman Rohullah Samon says 35 workers were killed and 20 were wounded. He said eight insurgents also died.
Such different casualty figures are common in the immediate aftermath of attacks in Afghanistan.
Both men said the attackers fled after stealing some trucks.

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