A roadside bomb explosion killed or wounded at least ten members of a single family in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The Helmand Police Headquarters in a statement said a roadside bomb exploded in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, killing at least 8 civilians and wounding 2 others.

The statement further added that the bomb ripped through a vehicle which was carrying members of a single family.

Several women and children were among those killed or wounded in the explosion, the Helmand Police Headquarters added in it statement.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.


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