Roadside bomb kills 5 Afghan civilians, wounds 6 others
Five Afghan civilians were killed and six others sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in Nimroz province west of Afghanistan, provincial governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad said Saturday, Xinhua reported.
"The gruesome incident occurred in a far-flanged village along the border with Farah province, when the innocent civilians were returning home from a local bazaar on Friday," Azad told Xinhua.
Meantime, the official blamed Taliban militants for planting the mine on the road and harming citizens.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have been using roadside bombs as part of a tactic which often claims civilians' lives. The militants have yet to make comments.