Mortar Shell Explosion Leaves 9 Killed & Injured in Baghlan

At least 9 civilians were killed and injured following a mortar shell explosion in Sayadi area of Nahrin district of Baghman province, local officials said.

Nahrin district chief, Mohammad Sarwar Akbari told Reporterly on Tuesday, “The explosion took place while the children were playing with the mortar shell.”

Akbari added that a woman and a child were killed and 7 children were injured in the explosion.

“The injured have been evacuated to hospital for treatment”, he said.

Akbari has not commented on how the children accessed to the mortar shell, but according to him, Sayadi area is under the control of Taliban.

24 / September 2019
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