Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians
At least eight civilians were killed and four injured by a roadside bomb Monday in southern Afghanistan, officials said, dpa reported.
"A tractor carrying those villagers to Souri district struck the roadside bomb near Qalat city," Sharifullah Naseri, government spokesman for Zabul province, said.
"Four of the dead were members of a single family," he said."
The Interior Ministry confirmed the incident, saying seven were killed in an "anti-vehicle mine" explosion.
It blamed the Taliban for the attack. Spokesmen for the insurgents were not immediately available for comment.