PAN, January 3, 2012
Mass grave found in Balkh
Human bones and skulls were found by workers of a construction company
By Zabihullah Ihsas
Mass grave found in Balkh province. (Photo: PAN)
A mass grave, containing human bones and skulls, has been discovered in the Dehdadi district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday.
The grave was found on Monday in Arzana desert, where a base of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps existed, public relations officer of the Corps, Lt. Col. Muhammad Naeem, told mediamen.
Human bones and skulls were found by workers of a construction company at the site of a newly under construction building, he said.
He said the Corps medical team would investigate the time of the grave and the number of those buried.
According to Siffatullah, an official of a construction company in the area, construction work has been brought to a halt after the grave was found.
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