Lithuanian troops unharmed after missiles were fired in Afghanistan’s Ghor province

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Chagcharan, the capital of the Afghan province of Ghor | Photo courtesy of © Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania

Chagcharan, the capital of the Afghan province of Ghor | Photo courtesy of © Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania

Chagcharan, the capital of the Afghan province of Ghor, came under missile fire on Thursday evening, Lithuanian troops were unharmed, the Defence Ministry said.

According to the press release, the incident occurred at about 6:40 p.m. local time.

“Two missiles were launched in the direction of Chagcharan, one of them exploded next to the headquarters of Ghor National Security Directorate, while the other went off outside the city,” the ministry reported.

The incident caused no damages or injuries to the Lithuanian troops serving in the Chagcharan-based Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).

“Local security and PRT response forces were dispatched to the suspected location of missile launch a few kilometres north of Chagcharan to scan the location for possible further attacks. After completing the task, local security forces and PRT troops returned to the place deployment,” the ministry said.

According to the press release, the persons who fired the missiles are yet to be established, the situation in the Ghor capital is described as stable.

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