Four killed in Afghan blast

Tirin Kot (Afghanistan), June 16 (IANS) Four civilians were killed Sunday when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in southern Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, Xinhua reported.

A civilian vehicle touched off an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chora district at around 7 a.m., causing the deaths, an official spokesman said.

The IED was placed along the road by Taliban rebels, the official said.

Taliban militants, waging an insurgency for more than a decade, use IEDs to launch roadside bomb attacks on security forces but these also inflict casualties on civilians.

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