The passenger bus
was ferrying people from Kabul to the southern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan this morning, when the explosion occurred.
to Deputy Provincial Police Chief Maj. Mohammad Hussain, five civilians were killed and eleven were wounded in the blast, with women and children reportedly among the dead. Doctors at the local hospital, Baz Mohammad Hemat have confirmed the number of victims.
has claimed responsibility for the attack which occurred near the city of Ghazni, but it is thought to be the work of the Taliban.