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4 injured in protest against US troops in Parwan

AT-KABUL: At least four people were injured by foreign forces after residents in Bagram district of Parwan province staged a protest against the US forces, official sources told Afghanistan Times.

The locals were protesting against the American forces based in Bagram airbase.

The protest broke out after US forces allegedly on Saturday morning raided a house of a former Jihadi commander in Bagram district, Wahidullah Sediqi, spokesman for Parwan governor told Afghanistan Times.

He said the protest which started in the morning lasted for several hours. The demonstration ended after the provincial governor assured the protestors of addressing their grievances by taking up the issue with the central government.

During the protest the demonstrators hurled stones and woods on foreign forces. The US forces fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Sediqi furthered that as result of the brawl four protestors were “slightly injured”.

NATO press office in Kabul said that their forces were not involved in any raid or home search in Bagram district, but did not give details regarding the demonstration and injured persons.

Bagram airbase is one of the main bases of the US forces in Afghanistan which is occasionally being attacked by the Taliban. The militants use mortars to target the base.

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