Local officials in Baghlan province say a father and son were killed and two other children were injured when a mortar shell exploded in the Khenjan district of the province.

A spokesman for the Baghlan governor, Zarmina Amani, told Khaama Press, that a man and his child were killed and two other children were injured in a mortar shell explosion in the Khenjan district of the province.

Amani adds that this incident occurs when the children of this family bring home a mortar shell mistaken for toy and after hitting the shell with stones, the blast occurred.

Baghlan is located in the northeast of the country and is one of the key provinces connecting the eight northern provinces with the center of Afghanistan (Kabul).

This province is one of the most insecure provinces in the country where Taliban fighters have a large presence.

On the other hand, MoD reports that in Yakhchal village of Panjwai District, Kandahar, three Taliban militants were killed and three others were wounded.

Two other Taliban insurgents were reportedly killed while planting roadside bombs in Zherai district of Kandahar province.

According to MoD’s bulletin,  the group of Taliban fighters was attacked by airstrikes in the Zari district of Balkh province yesterday.

In this incident, six Taliban insurgents were killed and four others were wounded in the airstrikes.

This comes as MoD reports a major Taliban commander was arrested in Pashton Zarghon district of Herat province. He was involved in massive insurgency operations in the region. Afghan commandos detained the commander as he was planning to attack ANA outposts.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.