The Afghan military in the North claims that a child was shot dead by Taliban militants in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the 8-year-old child was shot dead on Wednesday morning as he was playing close to the proximity of security outposts.

The statement further added that the child was apparently killed on charges of bringing food and water to security personnel.

Condemning the killing of child as a grave human rights violation, the 209thShaheen Corps said the safety of children remains a top priority even in worst conflicts but the terrorist groups never value the lives of men, women, elders, and children.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Feraidoon Aniq has also confirmed that the child was killed in Qosh Tepa district of the province.