The Taliban militants opened fire on a group of youth men who were playing cricket in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said a group of youths were playing cricket in Qarghai district when they were engaged by Taliban militants.

The statement further added that the attack by Taliban militants wounded 4 youths who were later rescued by the Afghan military personnel.

However, the 201st Silab Corp said one of the injured victims succumbed to his injuries as he was being treated in the regional hospital.

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

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