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Herat roadside blast leaves 7 civilians dead

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Herat roadside blast leaves 7 civilians dead

May 10, 2017 - 13:59

HERATCITY (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were killed including, womeninfo-icon and children، when a roadside bomb hit a vehicle in western Herat province on Wednesday, officials said.

Provincial police spokesman, Abdulahad Walizada, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the limits of Adarskan district early this morning.

He said seven civilians, including three children and two women, were killed when their vehicle struck landmine.

Jailani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the incident but, he was unaware of casualties resulted in the blast.

He, however, said an operation was ongoing in Adarskan district against militants and Mullahinfo-icon Hamid, the Talibaninfo-icon district chief was killed by security forces earlier.

Taliban have said nothing about the roadside bomb.


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