5 women killed in Afghan violence
The mother and her daughters, aged 15 and 14 years, were travelling in a vehicle in the Spin Boldak town near the Pakistani border when the home-made bomb tore through their vehicle around 9am in Akharkhel area .
The governor’s spokesman, Javed Faisal, confirming the incident, accused the Taliban of planting the improvised explosive device.
He said another woman was killed in the Panjwai district, where she was on her way home when stepped on a hidden mine that went off.
Residents complain Taliban plant mines in their fields and orchards, threatening their lives.
Elsewhere, gunmen shot dead a man and his wife in northern Faryab province, where another man was also gunned down, officials said.
The couple was killed late on Sunday night when unidentified gunmen entered their home in the Qaisar district, the district chief said.
Abdul Jamil Saddique blamed the shooting on personal enmity that had previously claimed the life of the couple’s 8-year-old child.
The official said police had arrested a suspect in connection with the double murder and a co-accused was on the loose but being chased by security forces.
Elsewhere in the province, gunmen killed a militiaman and took away his gun in the Pashtun Kot district, Abdul Qadir Qadiri, the district chief, said.
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