Taliban insurgents pose for a photo as they are seen armed. [Photo: Archive]

SAR-E-PUL, Afghanistan – At least six children were killed and further two women wounded after a planted mine went off in a residential area in Sancharak district of the Northern province, the 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement Thursday.

The incident happened at around 5:45pm Wednesday evening.

According to the statement, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted by the Taliban insurgents at Mohammad Isa residence in Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul province, which claimed six children aging between five to 10 years old.

Meanwhile, two women aging between 30 to 50 years old were wounded.

The Taliban did not immediately comment on the claim.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.