According to local authorities in eastern Khost province, at least 7 people were killed and injured following a roadside Improvised Explosive Device explosion in this province.

The officials further added, the incident took place at Spin Jomat area at eastern Khost city.

According to eyewitnesses at least 1 civilian was killed and 6 others were injured following the explosion.

In the meantime provincial public health chief for eastern Khost province Dr. Hedayatullah said, at least 7 civilians who were injured during the explosion were brought to the hospital so far.

He also said, an Afghan woman was also among those who was injured following the incident.

Provincial security chief for eastern Khost province Gen. Yaqoub Mandozai said, at least 3 civilians were injured following the incident.

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

Local officials blamed the Taliban group for such incidents as the Taliban militants frequently use Improvised Explosive Device to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally leads to civilian casualties.