Two women were killed and two children were injured when a mortar shell hit a civilian house in the Dehrawod district of Uruzgan province.
Ahmad Shah Sahil, the spokesman for the governor of Uruzgan province, said the incident took place in the Zartala area of Dehrawod district on Saturday night.
He said the mortar shells were fired by Taliban militants at the house of a tribal elder in Dehradun district.
He added two women were killed and two children were injured in the incident.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.