‘Bomb blast kills 3 in Afghanistan’

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul. (File photo)

A roadside bomb blast has killed three civilians and injured two others in southern Afghanistan, security officials say.

The explosion took place on Saturday evening in the Sewri district of southern Zabul province when the civilians’ vehicle hit the roadside bomb.

Jilani Khan, a provincial security officer said that the victims were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident, Tolonews reported on Sunday.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Afghan officials put the blame on Taliban militants who have carried out similar attacks in the past.

On June 27, at least five people were reported to have been killed and another wounded in a roadside bomb blast in a village in Afghanistanâ„¢s eastern province of Laghman.

Roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapons Taliban militants use against Afghan forces, foreign troops, and civilians.

In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual “spring offensive” against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan.

The militant group said it would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. They specifically mentioned insider and bomb attacks.

The announcement prompted the Afghan authorities to tighten security in major cities across the country, including the capital Kabul.

MR/HN

Republished with permission from:: Press TV