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6 of a family killed, wounded in Uruzgan blast

6 of a family killed, wounded in Uruzgan blast

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May 01, 2013 - 08:55

TIRINKOT (PANinfo-icon): Six people of a family were killed and wounded in a roadside bombing in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday.

A man and two of his children were killed and three womeninfo-icon injured when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in Sakhir area late Tuesday evening.

Police spokesman Farid Ayel told Pajhwok Afghan News the injured had been evacuated to a local hospital. However, he would not comment on their condition.

Civilian casualties have sharply spiked in recent months, with the UN noting a 30 percent increase in deaths and injuries caused by explosions and foreign troop operations during the first quarter of the year.

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