Roadside bomb leaves 3 family members dead, 2 others wounded in E. Afghanistan
In continuation of militancy in eastern Afghanistan, three members of a family were killed and two others wounded as their car hit a roadside bomb in outskirts of Khost city, capital of Khost province, on Tuesday, police said, Xinhua reported.
"A civilian car ran over an explosive device planted by militants in Maton area this morning, " Guldad, the provincial chief of criminal investigation department of Afghan National Police, told Xinhua. "As a result three persons including a child were killed and two others got wounded."
In a separate incident, five civilians were wounded as a suicide bomber who strapped explosive device in his body blew himself up near a police vehicle in southern Kandahar province on Monday, a statement of Interior Minister said on Tuesday.
"The incident occurred in Panjwai district at around 5:30 p.m. local time, when a police vehicle was passing the area. The bomber blew himself up before getting to the vehicle, wounding five civilians including two children," the statement added.
The statement pointed finger at "the enemies of peace," a term used on Taliban militants, saying they want to destabilize the security by carrying out such terrorist attacks.