Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan family members
31 March 2015, 11:02
Kabul - A deputy official says a roadside
bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all
members of the same family.
The deputy police chief in Ghazni province
says the bombing took place on Monday afternoon in Andar district. Asadullha
Ensafi says the mini bus the family was riding in struck the bomb and all seven
people from the family died — three women, three children and a man.
No one immediately claimed responsibility
for the attack but Ensafi blamed the Taliban. It was the third such roadside
bombing this month in Ghazni province.
Roadside bombs have been a weapon of choice
for Taliban insurgents for many years, and are often used to target officials
and members of the security forces but also kill many civilians.