Landmine blast kills 4 in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces examine the site of a bomb attack in Parwan Province. (File photo)

A landmine explosion has killed at least four civilians, including a woman and a child, in southern Afghanistan.

The incident occurred on Sunday when a landmine struck a van in Uruzgan Province, leaving 8 others wounded.

According to Uruzganâ„¢s provincial government spokesman, four children and two women were among the injured. The Afghan official blamed the Å“enemies of Afghanistan” – a term used by Afghan officials to refer to the Taliban militants – for the incident.

The Taliban have not commented on the issue, yet.

On Saturday, at least three people were killed in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb hit a police van in Khost Province.

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 rampant across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops.

In late April, the Taliban militant group 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.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV