13 civilians killed in Afghanistan IED explosion

Kabul, August 28

Thirteen civilians, together with six youngsters, have been killed in an improvised explosive gadget (IED) blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Friday, an official stated.

“The victims – six children, two women and five men – were admitted to the Spin Boldak district hospital following the explosion,” stated Ahmad Jawid Afghan, Director of the hospital.

Local residents stated the blast occurred when a mini bus got here involved with the IED within the Loya Kariz locality.

They stated the victims have been returning house after attending a marriage and the automobile was destroyed within the blast.

No group has claimed accountability for the incident but.

Militants in Afghanistan have been utilizing home-made IEDs to make roadside bombs and landmines to focus on safety forces, however the deadly weapons additionally inflict casualties on civilians.

More than 800 civilians have been killed and over 2,330 others wounded in IED explosions in 2019, in keeping with official figures. IANS

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