According to local authorities in eastern Afghanistan, at least 16 people were killed and injured following a missile attack at eastern Ghazni province.

The officials further added, the incident took place on Wednesday morning around 10:00 am local time.

Provincial National Directorate for Security chief Syed Amirshah Sadat confirming the report said, the incident took place at Moqor district as a result of missile attack by Taliban militants.

He also added, at least 3 Afghan civilians were killed and 13 others were injured folliwng the incident.

According to Syed Amirshah Sadat the main target of the missile attack was the provincial police commandment.

Taliban militants yet to comment regarding the incident.

In a separate military operation Afghan security forces detained at least 3 armed insurgents at Andar district of eastern Ghazni rpovince, Syed Amirshah Sadat said.

He said the militants were detained following a summer operation launched by the Afghan and coalition security forces to clear the area from the militants.