Roadside Bomb Kills Six People in Afghanistan

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Kabul: At least six civilians have been killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s southern province of Ghazni.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Shafiq Nang said a rickshaw was traveling along a road in the the Deh Yak district of the province, located approximately 30 km east of the provincial capital of Ghazni, on Tuesday.

The vehicle touched off an improvised explosive device, triggering the explosion, he added.

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He said the deceased were three women, two children and a man, adding that the passengers were heading to Ghazni.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the act of terror. However, such incidents are usually blamed on Taliban militants.

Roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices are by far the most lethal weapons the Taliban militants use against Afghan forces, foreign troopers and civilians.

In a separate development, Afghan forces have killed more than 50 Taliban militants and arrested nearly two dozen others during various clean-up operations across the war-stricken country over the past 24 hours.