Local sources in the Badghis province of northwest Afghanistan said that a 12-year-old girl was killed and another girl was injured as a result of gunfire from a Taliban military member.
According to the source, the Taliban member shootings killed the girl in the Qadis district of Badghis province on Tuesday afternoon.
Local Taliban administration officials confirmed the shooting of the Taliban member and its aftermath while claiming that it occurred “by mistake.”
The spokesman for the Taliban governor in Badghis province, Ahmad Jan Hanzala, said that a mistaken, careless, stray shot by one of the Taliban military forces killed a girl named Fatema and injured another girl named Shaima.
The health authorities at the Badghis Provincial Hospital also report the transfer of a girl’s body and the injury of another girl to their facility, stating that the injured girl was hit in the abdomen and is in good condition.
The fact that similar situations have happened before should be highlighted. The Taliban government forces have been criticized for irresponsible gun use in some of these incidents.
A grenade belonging to Taliban members accidentally exploded in the Faryab province of northern Afghanistan last month, killing one person and injuring four others, including women and children.
Two Taliban men were on a motorcycle when the grenade pin accidentally slipped out, forcing them to throw the grenade away, said a source who spoke with the media.
Previously, the Taliban members also “accidentally” killed a woman in the Abshar district of Panjshir province in northern Afghanistan. The Taliban local authorities attributed the incident to human error.