Thursday, November 29, 2012

4 Afghan civilians killed following blast in Helmand

According to local authorities in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, at least 4 Afghan civilians were killed following a roadside bomb explosion early Wednesday morning in this province.

Provincial governor media office following a statement announced the incident took place in Nawzad district after a civilian vehicle struck with a roadside bomb.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident. Local officials blame Taliban group for such incidents as Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive device to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally leads to civilians casualties.

In a separate incident Taliban militants killed 5 Afghan civilians in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the provincial security commandment Sher Wali Samim said Taliban militants abducted the 5 individuals on Tuesday night and killed them later.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the report.

By Sayed Jawad - Wed Nov 28, 2:46 pm

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