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Explosion kills 3 members of a single family in Helmand

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Explosion in HelmandAt least three civilians were killed following an explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

According to local security officials, the incident took place on Friday in Nad-e-Ali district.

Provincial police spokesman, Farid Ahmad Obaid, said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeted the civilians in Shawal area.

Obaid further added, a woman and a kid were among three people killed following the explsoion.

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

Local officials blame Taliban group for the incident as Taliban fighters frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces which normally leads to civilian casualties.

This comes as a UN report released on Friday said civilian casualties hit a record high this year, with 3,188 civilians killed and 6,429 injured by the end of November.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) report warned that civilian casualties were expected to exceed 10,000 by the end of the year.

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