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Faryab roadside bomb kills 5 civilians

Faryab roadside bomb kills 5 civilians

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Jul 04, 2013 - 13:48

MAIMANA (PANinfo-icon): Five civilians, including four womeninfo-icon, were killed and two others wounded in a roadside bombing in the Pashtunkot district of northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.

The casualties occurred when a car struck a roadside bomb in the Surkhab village, the district’s administrative chief, Abdul Qadeer Qadiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He added all victims -- members of the same family -- were going to a local bazaar to purchase household items. He blamed the insurgents for planting the bomb ahead of a possible security operation in the area.

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