Roadside bomb attack 8 killed in Afghanistan

Ghazni: At least eight civilians including women and children were killed when their van struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.
The incident occurred in the Jaghuri district of Ghazni province, Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told. It comes weeks after the NATO combat mission which began in 2001 was downgraded to support and training duties to help the Afghan army and police.
“Eight civilians, including one woman and a child, were killed in this morning roadside blast. One child and one woman were wounded,” he said, adding that the injured child and woman were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Asadullah Safi, the deputy police chief of the province told that four of those killed belonged to one family.
No one has claimed responsiblity for the attack but roadside bombs have been the Taliban´s weapon of choice in their war against foreign and Afghan security forces, now in its fourteenth year.The bombs also increasingly kill and wound civilians.

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