Children, women among six die in Afghan roadside bomb

Published: June 11, 2018 14:01:56 | Updated: June 11, 2018 18:44:31


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An Afghan official says a roadside bomb struck a microbus in the eastern Ghazni province, killing six people.

Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says women and children were among those killed in Monday's blast, which also wounded three people.

He said the bomb was planted by the Taliban. The insurgents mostly target security forces and government officials, but their roadside bombs often kill civilians, according to AP.

Noori says that elsewhere in Ghazni, at least three local police and 10 Taliban were killed in clashes.

The Taliban have agreed to a three-day cease-fire to coincide with a Muslim holiday later this week.
 

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