2 wedding guests killed in Kandahar blast
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two civilians were killed and eight others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.
The incident took place when a vehicle carrying wedding guests struck a roadside bomb in Sher Ali Karez area of Maiwand district on Saturday evening.
Saleh Mohammad Noorzai, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News a man and a child were killed and eight others, including minors and women, were wounded in the incident.
The injured were evacuated to hospital, some of them in critical condition, he said, accusing militants of planting the bomb. He added the device had been planted recently.
An official, who did not want to be named, said that Taliban activities were on the rise in Sher Ali Karez area -- about 20 kilometres from the district centre.
The governor’s spokesman, Javed Faisal, confirmed the incident and blamed the insurgents for killing civilians by planting bombs on roads.
Maiwand district is located on the Herat-Kandahar highway, 70 kilometres from Kandahar city.
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