Suburbs of Ghazni city

Taliban mortar strikes kill eight civilians in Ghazni

At least eight civilians, all women and children, were killed and seven others wounded when three mortar rounds fired by the Taliban militants struck Nawabad neighborhood, a densely populated residential area in Ghazni city, according to a local official.

The deadly incident took place on Sunday, November 08, around 05:00 PM in PD6 of Ghazni city, capital city of the southern Ghazni province, said Wahidullah Jumazadah, spokesperson for Ghazni governor.

He further went on to say that the dead victims are four children and three women and the wounded included four children and three elderly men.

According to the local official, the wounded victims were immediately transferred to Ghazni provincial hospital.

The Taliban have not commented regarding the incident.

Situated in southern Afghanistan, Ghazni is a volatile province where the Taliban have expanded their insurgency in some districts and often resort to mortar attacks and roadside bombings. The attacks, however, mostly inflict civilian casualties.