Bomb was planted by the Taliban to focus on Afghan forces, says provincial official
Afghan Nationwide Intelligence officers patrol a road. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE
KANDAHAR: A roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar killed no less than six civilians travelling in a automotive that hit the system, officers stated on Monday.
“It was a bomb which had just lately been planted by the Taliban to focus on Afghan forces however a civilian automotive went by means of it,” stated Fazel Bari Baryalai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, including: “All of the individuals killed within the automotive have been younger individuals from the world.”
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The incident highlights the menace from improvised explosive units (IEDs) resembling roadside bombs, one of many deadliest threats to civilians in Afghanistan.
Within the first half of the yr, based on United Nations figures, 252 civilians have been killed and 295 injured by strain plate units that sometimes explode when hit by a car.
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