An explosion in southern Kandahar province killed at least four civilians including a journalist and a child.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said a bomb planted by Taliban militants went off at around 8:00 pm on Tuesday night in 4th district of Kandahar city.

Rahimi further added that the explosion killed 4 civilians including a child and Abdul Hamid Hotaki, a journalist of Heewad Radio.

Furthermore, Rahimi said the explosion also wounded 6 civilians including a woman and a child.

According to reports, the explosion took place close to election campaign office of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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