At least two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in an explosion triggered by the roadside bomb explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The officials are saying that the incident took place on Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Washir district.

According to a statement released by the governor’s office, a civilian hatchback type vehicle carrying passengers struck with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Taliban insurgents.

The statement further added that the incident took place at around 2 pm local time and as a result two civilians were killed and four others were wounded

The Helmand governor Hayatullah Hayat said he was saddened with the loss of the civilian lives in the explosion and condemned the use of IEDs by the Taliban on highways and roads.

He also instructed the relevant authorities to assist with the victims of the incident particularly with the treatment of those wounded in the explosion.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However, in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Taliban militants themselves are killed or wounded.


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