Roadside blast kills six civilians in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR: A minimum of six individuals have been killed Tuesday after a roadside bomb ripped by means of their automobile in southern Afghanistan.

The automobile was touring from Kandahar’s Dand district to the provincial capital when the bomb detonated close to the automobile, killing everybody inside, in keeping with provincial police spokesman Qasim Afghan.

“4 kids — two women and two boys — are amongst these killed within the blast. They’re all members of 1 household,” he informed AFP.

Haji Abdullah, governor of Dand district, mentioned the bomb was positioned by the Taliban on a street incessantly utilized by overseas and Afghan forces.

No group has claimed accountability for the assault, and the Taliban weren’t instantly accessible to touch upon the incident.

Insurgents, nonetheless, typically use roadside bombs and landmines to focus on Afghan safety forces — however the deadly weapons additionally inflict heavy casualties on civilians.

Final month, a landmine explosion killed seven kids and wounded two others after one of many victims stepped on the ordnance in southern Afghanistan’s Ghazni.

In line with the United Nations, nearly 4,000 civilians — together with greater than 900 kids — have been killed in Afghanistan final 12 months, with one other 7,000 wounded, making it the deadliest 12 months so far for civilians in Afghanistan’s battle.

The incident in Kandahar comes only a week after a minimum of six individuals have been killed and dozens extra wounded in Kabul.

A wave of bombings hit a number of civilian targets — together with a college faculty bus — throughout the Afghan capital through the Eid vacation.

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