Mortar shell kills two children

Monitoring Desk

TIRINKOT: Two children have been killed, their father and another child injured when a mortar shell landed on their house in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, a local elder said on Thursday.

Aminullah, the elder of locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the mortar shell struck the house when security forces were conducting operation in the area. Security officials were unaware of the incident but said investigation had been launched. Security forces have launched clearing operation in the area from the past few days.