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article imageRoadside bombs claim at least 10 lives in Afghanistan

By Greta McClain     Jul 12, 2014 in World
Kandahar - At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Afghanistan after they sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks.
The deadliest attack occurred in the southern province of Kandahar, where eight people were killed when a roadside bomb destroyed their vehicle. Of the eight killed, five were women. Two children were also injured in the blast. Sultan Mohammad, district police chief in the Kandahar city of Panjwayi, told the Associated Press that Taliban militants were responsible for the bombing.
Dawa Khan Minapal, a spokesman for the provincial governor, told Times of India:
"They were travelling from Pajwai district to Kandahar city to visit a doctor and do some shopping. But their vehicle was targeted by a roadside bomb freshly planted by the Taliban and this tragedy happened."
A second bombing occurred in Jalalabad, a city in the eastern Nangarhar province. In that explosion one police officer and a civilian are confirmed dead according to The Guardian.
Saturday's bombings comes on the heels of Thursday's attack in the Chahar Sadra district of the Ghor Province, an area in the western part of Afghanistan. Seven Afghan police officers were killed by a roadside bomb during that attack.
Ghor Province governor, Sayed Anwar Rahmati, told Radio Free Europe a four-hour gunbattle between police and Taliban fighters followed the explosion. Eight suspected Taliban militants were killed during the exchange of gunfire.
In a statement issued today by the Afghan Ministry of Defense, officials say at least 10 insurgents were killed and 20 more were injured during a military operation launched this morning in Ghor Province. The operation is in response to Thursday's attack on police.
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