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5 civilians killed, as many injured in Faryab unrest

5 civilians killed, as many injured in Faryab unrest

Mar 08, 2018 - 16:20

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Five people, including three women and a child, have been killed in two separate incidents in northern Faryab province, local sources said on Thursday.

A source said three women and a man, members of the same family, were killed after a stray mortar shell hit their home in Yakatoot area of Pashtun Kot district on Wednesday.

He said the mortar had been fired during a clash between security forces and the insurgents.

Separately, two people, including a 13-year-old child, were killed and five others were wounded in a Taliban ambush in Grazwan district late on Wednesday.

The district chief, Mullah Faizullah, said the incident took place yesterday at about 4pm in Dara Zang area.