At least two Afghan women were killed following a roadside bomb explosion early Saturday in southern Helmand province.

According to a press release by Afghan interior affairs ministry, the incident took place in Nad-e-Ali district of southern Helmand province.

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

Local officials blamed Taliban militants for such incidents as they are frequently using improvised explosive device and roadside bombs to target Afghan and coalition forces which normally leads to Afghan civilian casualties.