07 July 2017

News Story: 14 civilians injured in mortar shelling attack in eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Fourteen civilians were injured in a mortar shelling attack in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday, a local official said.

"A mortar shell fired by militants struck a populated area in Ghani Khel district early Thursday morning, wounding 14 innocent civilians," provincial government spokesman Attahullah Khogyani told Xinhua.

Six of the injured, who suffered serious wounds, were shifted by security forces to a regional hospital in provincial capital Jalalabad to receive intensive medical treatment, the spokesman added.

Read the full story at Xinhua