Women among 5 dead in Helmand blast
The victims were travelling in a vehicle that hit the landmine in the Spin Jumaat area, the governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He blamed the Taliban for planting the improvised explosive device that struck the civilian vehicle.
Resident Juma Gul said that five passengers had lost their lives in the explosion. Roadside bombings and gun attacks in the area have increased in recent days. Four police officials were killed in a mine blast in the same area last week.
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