Explosion in Farah provinceAt least five members of a family were killed following a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in western Farah province of Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the provincial security commandment, Ahmad Fawad Askari confirming the report said the incident took place after a corolla vehicle struck with the roadside bomb.

Mr. Askari further added that the vehicle was on it’s way towards the center of the province when it the roadside bomb planted by militants.

He said five people including two women, two children and a man from the same family were among those killed following the explosion.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident. Ahmad Fawad Askar said that the mine was recently planted to target Afghan and coalition security forces vehicles.

Local officials blame Taliban group for such incidents as Taliban fighters frequently use improvised explosive device to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally lead to civilian casualties.