Afghan mortar bombardment kills seven people in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: At least seven family members, including four children and two women, were killed in a mortar shell fired from Afghanistan in Pakistan It is northwest on Sunday, authorities said.

The mortar shell hit the family's home at border village Baatwar Bangro in Salarzai tehsil, 137 kilometres from here.

The local people, district administration officials, security forces, ambulances and rescue teams rushed to the site and retrieved the bodies, officials said. The house was destroyed in the mortar attack.

The shell was fired from the adjacent of Afghanistan , an official said.