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.


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