KHYBER AGENCY - At least ten persons including women and children sustained injuries when a mortar shell landed on a house here in Shlobar, tehsil Bara, sub-division of Khyber, official and local sources informed on Wednesday.

They said that Tuesday night a stray mortar shell, fired by unknown militants from unknown place, hit a house of a tribesman, Juma Khan, and wounded his ten family members.

The injured were later shifted to a local health centre for treatment where some injured were stated in critical condition, the source said. The house was also demolished in the strike.

The locals of the area said that for whole night the area was echoed with heavy artillery fires from the forces targeting suspected hideouts of militants.