15 May 2017

News Story: Five children killed in mortar shelling attack in Afghan province

MEHTARLAM, Afghanistan, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Five children were killed and two others wounded after a mortar shell struck a residential area in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman on Sunday, the provincial government said.

"One mortar round fired by armed opponents landed in Omarzai locality in provincial capital Mehtarlam city roughly at mid-day. The blast killed five innocent children on the spot and injured two other kids," it said in a statement.

The wounded were shifted to a hospital in the city some 90 km east of Afghan capital Kabul.

Read the full story at Xinhua