At least seven civilians have been killed after a mortar shell fired by insurgent groups hit a home in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.
The Associated Press quoted Mahmood Haqmal, spokesman for the provincial governor in Baghlan province, as saying on Sunday that all the victims were from a single family
A seventh child from the family was wounded, the official said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack in Baghlan, but the Taliban have recently increased their attacks against Afghan security forces in the area.
The United Nations (UN) had in recent times raised the alarm over the rise in the number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan.
In a new report released on October 26, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said child casualties saw a marked increase between January and September 2016.
The UN report said the mission had documented a total of 639 deaths and 1,822 injuries among kids, noting that children casualties had risen every year since 2013.