Taliban mortar attack in Takhar kills women, children

Staff Report

TALOQAN -- A mortar shell reportedly fired by the Taliban killed five Afghans in Khwaja Bahauddin District, Takhar Province, police said Thursday (March 30), according to Pajhwok Afghan News.

Militants fired mortars at a police check-post in the district, police official Mahfuzullah Akbari told Pajhwok Afghan News, adding that one shell hit a house.

The dead included women and children from the same family, he added.

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