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Taliban IED kills 7, including children in Kunar province

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

civilians killed in KunarAt least seven civilians, including children were killed following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in eastern Kunaar province.

According to local security officials, the incident took place late on Saturday afternoon after an IED planted by militants targeted a civilian vehicle.

The officials further added that the vehicle was travelling from Asabad to Nari district when the incident took place.

The district police chief, Mohammad Yousuf, confirmed that two two little girls were among those killed following the explosion.

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

The local officials are blaming the Taliban group for the incident, as Taliban fighters frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally lead to civilian casualties.

The civilian deaths in Kunar comes as UN report released on Friday said civilian casualties hit a record high this year, with 3,188 civilians killed and 6,429 injured by the end of November.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) report warned that civilian casualties were expected to exceed 10,000 by the end of the year.

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