Roadside blast kills six civilians in southern Afghanistan

12 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

KANDAHAR: At least six people were killed Tuesday after a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, reports AFP.

It is the latest violence to hit the war-weary country where ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of decades of conflict.

The vehicle was travelling from Kandahar’s Dand district to the provincial capital when the bomb detonated near the car, killing everyone inside, according to provincial police spokesman Qasim Afghan. “Four children—two girls and two boys—are among those killed in the blast. They are all members of one family,” he told AFP.

Haji Abdullah, governor of Dand district, said the bomb was placed by the Taliban on a road frequently used by foreign and Afghan forces.