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Taliban mortar injures 13 civilians in Nangarhar


Taliban mortar injures 13 civilians in Nangarhar

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:27

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen civilians were wounded on Thursday morning when a Taliban-fired mortar shell hit a residence in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province.

The casualties, including women and children, happened in the Torghar locality of the district early in the morning, the governor’s spokesman, Attuallah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the mortar shell fell in a Kochi-inhabited area, wounding 13 individuals, including two women and seven children.

Provincial civil hospital officials confirmed receiving 13 wounded people. The injured are said to be in stable condition. The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.