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Children among 5 dead in Kandahar landmine explosions

Children among 5 dead in Kandahar landmine explosions

Aug 09, 2016 - 12:23

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five civilians, including children, have been killed and one wounded in separate roadside explosions in Southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Four children each seven, eight and 10 years old were killed in a roadside explosion in the Landi Karezinfo-icon locality of Spin Boldak district late on Monday, Samim Khapalwak, the governor’s Spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Separately, one Kochi nomad was killed and another wounded in a landmine explosion in the Ali Baba locality of Takhta Pol district, he said.

According to khapalwak the Kochis were grazing their sheep in the area when the incident happened.

The injured was evacuated to the hospital who was in good conditions. The land mines were planted to target security forces, he added.

Talibaninfo-icon have not yet commented about the twin roadside explosions.



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