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5 civilians killed, 10 wounded in Nangarhar roadside blast

5 civilians killed, 10 wounded in Nangarhar roadside blast

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Apr 20, 2018 - 14:09

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five civilians were killed and ten others sustained wounds after a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, a tribal elder said.

The early morning blast took place in Paeen area of the district on a pick up vehicle and the victims included womeninfo-icon and children, a tribal elder in the town, Sazwali, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, also confirmed the incident, but provided no information about the casualties.

Roadside bomb or improvised explosive device remains a leading cause of civilian deaths in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

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