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7 killed as explosion targets vehicle of wedding guests in Ghazni

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explosion in AfghanistanAt least seven people were killed following an explosion in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan on Friday afternoon.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in Andar district, targeting a vehicle carrying wedding guests.

The provincial governor spokesman Shafiq Nang Safi, said at least six people were also injured as an Improvised Explosive device ripped through the vehicle.

Safi further added that the injured individuals were taken to hospital and there are no reports regarding their health condition.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Taliban militants and insurgents from the other militant groups frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.

However, in majority of the incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted in roadside bombings.

Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs remained the second leading cause of civilian casualties in the first quarter of 2015 resulting in 430 civilian casualties (155 civilian deaths and 275 injured), according to the latest report by United Nations.

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