A roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants ripped through a civilian vehicle which killed five members of a single family.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place in Nazar Khan area of Andar district.

The statement further added that the explosion killed five members of a single family including a child, two women and two men.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices or roadside bombs as the weapon of their choice to target the security personnel but in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted.

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