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Child killed, 12 wounded in Faryab mortar fire

Child killed, 12 wounded in Faryab mortar fire

Sep 23, 2017 - 17:48

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A child was killed and 12 other people were wounded as mortar shells allegedly fired by Taliban insurgents hit civilian homes in Pashtunak district of northern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday.

A security source told Pajhwok Afghan News on the condition of anonymity that the incident took place Gapi Mareshkar area of the district.

Dr. Mahbobullah, an official at the Afghan-Turk emergency hospital, said confirmed receiving 12 injured people and one dead body of a child.

He said the injured included nine children, two women and one man who were brought to the hospital at 9:00pm last night.

Suhrab, one of the relatives of the victims, said one mortar shell struck nine children who were playing and then another shell hit a house, injuring two women and one man.

Security officials had no idea about the direction of the firing, but some residents claimed the shells were fired by security force.