At least three civilians were killed in two separate incidents in which mortar shells fell on civilian homes in Takhar and Helmand provinces, sources said Saturday.
In Takhar, one child was killed and two more, including a woman, were wounded when a mortar shell hit a civilian home in Pul-e-Shash Metra area on the outskirts of Taluqan city on Friday evening, Takhar police said in a statement, blaming the Taliban for the strike.
Taliban has not commented on the incident.
In Helmand, meanwhile, two children were killed, and two women were wounded when a mortar shell hit a civilian home in the city of Lashkargah, the center of the province, early on Saturday morning, a source said.
Helmand officials so far have not commented on the incident.