At least 12 people were killed and 14 wounded in an airstrike in Takhar province on Wednesday night, security sources have confirmed.
The airstrike reportedly targeted a mosque in Taloqan city, early reports indicate. However, some reports state a madrassa was the target.
Security sources said among the victims were children and the mosqueís imam.
It is not yet known whether the airstrike was conducted by the Afghan Air Force or foreign forces.
Takhar province has experienced heavy fighting this week between Afghan security forces and the Taliban.
On Tuesday night over 50 Afghan security personnel were killed in a major Taliban attack in Baharak district.