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UN says attack targeted civilians

KABUL — Afghan officials released harrowing new details Thursday about an attack in a western province where assailants shot everyone in their path, sending terrified people jumping from windows to escape assailants who killed at least 46 civilians and security forces.

Civilians have frequently been caught up in the fighting between militants and Afghan and US-led combat forces, but the United Nations condemned Wednesday’s attack, saying civilians were targeted at the courthouse and other government offices in Farah Province. Two judges, six prosecutors, administration officers, and cleaners working at the site were among the dead, the UN said.

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