A roadside bomb explosion killed at least 9 civilians in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said.
Jamal Barekzai, a spokesperson for Kandahar Police Headquarters, said the incident took place earlier today in Khosh Rod Village of Arghistan district.
Barekzai further added that the explosion ripped through a civilian vehicle which also wounded at least 5 others.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the incident but the security officials blame Taliban for the explosion.
The anti-government armed militants frequently use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.
However, majority of such attacks inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.