• publish: 30 May 2021
  • time: 12:10 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 17876

10 civilians killed in mortar attack in Kapisa

The incident happened when a mortar landed at a wedding ceremony in Tagab district in Kapisa province.

At least 10 civilians were killed and eight more were wounded in a mortar attack in Kapisa province on Saturday night, a source said. 

The incident happened when a mortar landed on a home where a wedding ceremony was underway in Tagab district in the province.

“The incident happened when a clash was ongoing between the security forces and the Taliban and a mortar landed on a home,” the source added. 

Kapisa police spokesman Shayeq said “the mortar was fired by the Taliban and landed at the wedding party in Anarjoy area in Tagab.” 

“Six civilians were killed, and four others were wounded in the incident,” he said. 

However, the Taliban has rejected the claim and has blamed security forces for the incident. 

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