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Roadside Bomb Kills Eight Civilians in Baghlan

(Last Updated On: November 4, 2019)

Eight members of a family, including women and children, have been killed in a roadside mine blast in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

Provincial police spokesman Ahmad Javid Basharat told Ariana News that the explosion happened this morning in Aka Khail village in Dand-e-Shahabuddin, an area which is under control of Taliban militants.

The victims include four children, two women and two men, the police official added.

In addition, six others were wounded in the incident.

Police blamed Taliban militants for planting the roadside mine.

The Taliban insurgent group has not commented on the attack.

Earlier this week, at least 11 civilians were injured in an explosion in Pul-e-Khomri, the capital city of Baghlan.

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) – homemade bombs – have become the insurgent’s weapon of choice. IED’s are responsible for nearly one-half of all civilian casualties in Afghanistan

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has said repeatedly that the deliberate targeting of civilians is a war crime.

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