Roadside bombs kill 9 in Afghanistan

People gather at the site of a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan. (File photo)

At least nine people, including four children, have been killed in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan.

The children died in the first attack early on Thursday, which took place in Safyan area of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of the southern province of Helmand.

Å“The explosion which took place near a water canal killed four children including two girls on the spot,” said provincial official Omar Zwak.

In Pashtun Kot District of the northern province of Faryab, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off late on Wednesday, killing four women and a man. Two people were also injured in the bomb attack.

Afghan officials have blamed Taliban militants for the bombings.

Improvised explosive devices, including roadside bombs, are by far the most lethal weapons Taliban militants use against Afghan forces, foreign troops, and civilians.

On July 1, a roadside bomb attack also took place in Nahrin District of the northern province of Baghlan. Four people, including an Afghan police commander, died in the bombing.


Republished with permission from: Press TV