Roadside bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan

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

At least three people have been killed in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb hit a police van in Khost province, local officials and medics say.

“A mine planted by Taliban rebels struck a vehicle of Border Police Force in Dawamanda district at around 11:30 a.m. local time today, killing three police personnel and injuring three others,” Xinhua quoted a local official as saying.

Governor of Dawamanda district Sayed Ahmad Khan also confirmed the Saturday blast.

The head of a hospital in Khost city said that three injured men had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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 despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops.

In late April, the Taliban militant group announced the start of their annual Ëœspring offensiveâ„¢ 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