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9 civilians killed in Khost blast

9 civilians killed in Khost blast

Feb 26, 2011 - 13:45

KHOST (PANinfo-icon): Nine civilians, including womeninfo-icon and children, were killed when the car they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in southeastern Khost province on Saturday, an official said.

The blast happened at 9am in Gorgora area of Khost City, killing three women, four children and two men, the provincial deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Yaqub, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Hidayatullah, who witnessed the incident, said all the victims belonged to the same family except the driver. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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