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Civilians suffer heavy casualties in Nangarhar IED explosion

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Khaama Press
Khaama Press
Khaama Press is a Kabul-based independent and non-political news organization established in 2010.

An improvised explosive device explosion left several civilians dead or wounded in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier today.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Haska Mina district after a civilian vehicle struck with an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside.

The provincial government media office in a statement said at least five civilians including a child were killed and nine others were wounded.

The statement further added that four children and two women were among those wounded in the explosion.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

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.

A total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released last month by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office.

The report further added that the high number of casualties to the civilians were inflicted by suicide bombings and other attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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