At least 6 killed, 30 injured as mortar shell hits market in Afghanistan

Kabul: A mortar shell hit a market in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, killing at least six people and injuring more than 30 others, on Friday, official source said.

According to Sputnik, the mortar shell hit the bazaar where people from several areas gather and sell their products.

“At least six people were killed and more than 30 injured when a mortar shell hit a bazaar in Khwaja Sabz Posh district in Faryab province Friday morning,” a local security official said.

At the same time, a local health department said that, so far, four dead bodies had been taken to a hospital.

“Four dead bodies and 28 wounded people have been taken to the central hospital in Maimana city,” the head of the provincial health department, Naim Musamem said.

The provincial police command, on its part, has said, it is looking into the issue.

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