Four Killed as Mortar Hits a Residential Home in Zabul

Four civilians were killed and three others were injured after a mortar hit a residential home in Zabul province, provincial officials said. Due to an increase of security threats in the highway and some areas of the district, Afghan security forces have launched a joint operation since past two days in Shah joy district to destroy the hideouts of the insurgents, Gul Islam Seyal provincial spokesperson told Reporterly on Monday.

He added that around 20 Taliban insurgents were killed in the district during ANDSF operation. Spokesperson of Zabul governor said that a mortar fired by the Taliban insurgents to Shah joy district bazar landed on a residential house on Sunday night which killed 3 children and a woman.

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