Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

An Afghan security personnel stands guard at a site where a Taliban car bomb detonated at the entrance of a police station in August 2019. (File photo: AFP)

A roadside bomb killed 10 members of one family, including three women and two children, in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.

The spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi, said the explosion took place in eastern Khost province, in the district of Ali Sher.

He said three children, two women and five men were killed.

No one immediately claimed responsibility but Rahimi blamed the Taliban who regularly target Afghan security forces and government officials by planting roadside bombs across the country.

Scores of civilians are killed in such attacks.

The Taliban today control or hold sway over half the country and, along with the ISIS group, stage near-daily attacks.
 

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