A mortar attack by Taliban militants killed three civilians in South-eastern Paktiya province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

According to a statement released by MoD, the Taliban militants carried out mortar attack on Gardez city, the provincial capital of Paktiya province.

The statement further added that the mortar rounds landed on civilian houses in Gardez city which killed two women and child.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the attack wounded another child.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the attack so far.

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