At least one woman killed and four children were wounded after a mortar round hit a house in Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defense confirmed.
Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid who visited the wounded children said that the mortar was fired by Daesh militants in the area.
From amongst four wounded children, one of them has lost one of his legs.
“These children were wounded as a result of Daesh firing on our house. Their mother was martyred,” said Aqal Mir, victims’ uncle.
The children are under the age of 3 and 12.
Khalid said that the children were transferred in a US helicopter for treatment at Bagram Military Hospital in north of Kabul.
“We arrived in Jalalabad in a civilian vehicle and then the US helicopter transferred us here. The treatment of these children is going well. They are so kind people here,” said Aqal Mir.
According to UN statistics, last year over 600 Afghan children were killed and 1,500 others wounded during conflicts.