Local officials in Laghman province say three civilians were killed and three others were injured when a mortar shell hit a house in Alingar district of Laghman province.

Asadullah Dawlatzai, the spokesman for the Laghman governor, said that the incident took place last night in the Qoltak area of ​​Alingar district.

He claimed, the mortar was fired by the Taliban, killing three people, including a woman and two children.

Dawlatzai called the health condition of the injured satisfactory and said that they had been taken to hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, on Monday, three people were killed in a Taliban rocket attack, that hit a residential house in Ghazni city.

The Taliban have not yet commented to the media on the incident.