KABUL: Officials in the western province of Farah say that several mortars hit residential areas, killing at least four children.
Mohebollah Moheb, provincial police spokesman, said Tuesday that the attacks happened in the Bala Bolok district’s village of Shiwan.
He blamed the attacks on Taliban militants.
Meanwhile, local residents said that three other children were also wounded in the attacks occurred late Monday night.
They did not know whether the mortars were fired by Taliban fighters or security forces, calling for a government investigation.
Taliban accused the national army of firing mortars, but army says the militants were behind the attacks.