Bomb blast kills 7 in east Afghanistan

A child stands at the site of a car bomb explosion in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. (File photo)

Seven people have died in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistanâ„¢s eastern province of Laghman.

The blast early on Monday took place when a car ran over a roadside bomb in Hakim Abad district of Laghman Province.

The victims, all members of a family, include four women, two children and a man.

The office of Laghman governor issued a statement and blamed the Taliban militants for the explosion. However, the militant group has made no claim of responsibility.

Frequent bomb attacks have disrupted normal life and business activities in Afghanistan.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across the country.

In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual Å“spring offensive” against the US-led foreign forces and Afghan troops.

The militant group said it would use Å“every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces.

According to a UN report released in February, more than 2,750 people were killed and over 4,800 were injured in conflict-related violence in Afghanistan in 2012.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV