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Taliban declares mourning for 9 women and children killed in Ghazni

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TalibanThe Taliban militants group declared mourning for the killing of nine women and children in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

According to the local education officials, Taliban militants forced the schools to remain closed on Sunday due to the tragic incident.

The officials further added that the message to school principals was conveyed by the head of the education of the Taliban group.

At least nine people including women and children were killed after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The local officials said the vehicle was returning from a wedding party when it struck the roadside bomb.

This is the first the group is declaring mourning for the killing of civilians. Earlier reports suggested that the vehicle was hit by a rocket.

Taliban militants and insurgents from the other militant groups frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.

However, in majority of the incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted in roadside bombings.

Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs remained the second leading cause of civilian casualties in the first quarter of 2015 resulting in 430 civilian casualties (155 civilian deaths and 275 injured), according to the latest report by United Nations.

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