Mortar fired from Afghanistan kills seven of a family in Bajaur
Three women, three children and head of family among the dead
–AFP file photo
“The mortar fired from Afghanistan hit the house of local villager Fazal Ghani. He along with his wife and five other members of the family died on spot,” senior police official Gulzar Khan told AFP.
The dead included three women, three children and the head of the family.
Khan said police and rescue officials helped the villagers retrieve bodies when they reached the site.
“The house (was) completely destroyed in the attack,” Khan said.
Haq said the mortar collapsed the roof of the house, killing the family members.
All seven districts were once a focal point in the global war on terror but were brought under the control of authorities after the passage of legislation in 2018.
Security has improved in the region in recent years, with the Pakistan Army carrying out multiple operations there.