9 of a family killed as car hits roadside bomb in Baghlan
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Nine civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a roadside bombing in the northern province of Baghlan, an official said on Friday.
The explosion took place in Baghlan Markazi district on Thursday evening, when a van carrying the civilians struck the explosive device, the town’s police chief said.
Col. Mohibullah told Pajhwok Afghan News the ill-fated vehicle hit the roadside bomb on its way from New City to Qanghar Atha village.
Nine people of a family, including four women and three children, were killed and three others wounded in the explosion, he said, adding the injured were evacuated to hospital.
The police officer blamed the Taliban for planting the explosive device, but the insurgents have not yet reacted to the allegation.
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