5 civilians killed in Logar roadside bombing
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Five civilians, including a woman, were killed on Sunday when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in central Logar province.
The blast took place in Kaga Waga area of Azra district at about 5pm, the town’s administrative chief, Hamidullah Hamid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the victims were travelling in a pick-up vehicle from Kabul through Khak-i-Jabbar district to Azra district of Logar. He said the deceased persons belonged to Azra.
A member of the provincial council and resident of Azra district, Dr. Abdul Wali Wakil, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident occurred due to negligence of security forces deployed along the road. He said the dead included a woman.
Confirming the incident, Logar governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh said the improvised explosive device had been planted by Taliban militants.
The road connecting Azra district with the provincial capital has been closed by the insurgents over the past 14 years and people have to travel through Khak-i-Jabbar district of Kabul or Hesarak district of Nangarhar to reach Azra, 90km from the provincial capital.
About two months ago, a roadside bombing on the same route killed six civilians.
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