A roadside bomb explosion killed six members of a single family in Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
According to local security officials, the incident took place earlier today in the vicinity of Dand district of Kandahar.
The officials further added that a civilian vehicle struck an improvised explosive device killing six people including women and children.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Taliban militants and terrorists belonging to other groups often use improvised explosive devices as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.
However, in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted.
Improvised Explosive Devices often inflict casualties on militants as well when they go off prematurely.