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3 civilians killed as mortar shell hits Parwan house

3 civilians killed as mortar shell hits Parwan house

May 31, 2020 - 12:24

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed when a mortar shell landed in their house in the Siagird district of central Parwan province, officials said Sunday.

The mortar was fired by the Talibaninfo-icon at a security checkpoint in the Joye Dukhtar village of the district on Saturday night, alleged Wahida Shahkar, the governor's spokeswoman.

But relatives of the victims said the mortar shell was fired by the security personnel. In protest, area residents blocked the Kabul-Bamyan highway for several hours.

The protestors chanted slogans against the government and called for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators.

Hussain Shah Maqsoodi, the district police chief, said they were probing the killings and would share their findings.




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