At least three civilians were killed in an explosion on Kandahar-Zabul highway in the vicinity of Zabul province, the local officials said Saturday.

The incident took place late on Friday night after a civilian vehicle struck an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Sayal confirmed that the incident took place at around 11 pm local time and as a result three civilians were killed.

This comes as at least ten children were killed or wounded in back to back explosions in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan earlier.

The local officials said Friday that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Gilan district due to improvised explosive devices planted on the roadside.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Arif Noori confirmed the incident and said at least three children were killed and at least seven others were wounded in the twin explosions.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

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.