Roadside bomb kills five Afghan civilians
Five Afghan civilians were killed Monday when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb in the north-western province of Faryab, the Interior Ministry said.
The incident took place in Shakh village in Qaisar district around noon, the ministry said, DPA reported.
It blamed the bomb on the "enemies of peace and stability," a term used by Afghan officials to describe Taliban insurgents.
"As a result, five civilians were martyred," the ministry said in a statement.
Taliban militants, who have been waging a bloody insurgency since they were ousted from Kabul in a US-led invasion in 2001, heavily rely on roadside bombs to target Afghan and international troops.