13 civilians killed in Afghanistan IED explosion


Thirteen civilians, including six children, were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.

“The victims – six children, two women and five men – were admitted to the Spin Boldak district hospital following the explosion,” said Ahmad Jawid Afghan, Director of the hospital.

Local residents said the blast occurred when a mini bus came in contact with the IED in the Loya Kariz locality.

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Source: The Tribune