At least "four civilians were killed, and six others were wounded" in a “Taliban” mortar attack in the northern province of Faryab on Wednesday evening, local police officials said on Thursday.
The incident occurred in Qaisar district.
Along with the civilians reportedly killed and injured, “two security force members were also wounded,” said Abdul Karim Youresh, a spokesman for the provincial police chief.
“The Taliban wanted to target the security force members in the attack but mostly civilians were killed and wounded,” he said.
The Taliban has not commented on the attack.