Mortar attack leaves 12 members of a family dead, wounded in Helmand


At least twelve civilians, all members of a single family, were killed or wounded in a mortar attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said six civilians were killed in the attack.

Zwak further added that the incident took place at around 9pm local time in the restive Greshk district.

According to Zwak, a mortar round landed on a residential house in the vicinity of Yakhchal area, leaving at least six dead and six others wounded.

He also added that the women and children are among those killed or wounded and all victims belong to the same family.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.


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