03 August 2017

News Story: 3 civilians killed in southern Afghan blast

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Three civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday, a local official said.

The incident took place after a van touched off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jagroom locality, Maiwand district at around 8 a.m. local time, district Police Chief Sultan Mohammad told Xinhua.

"The victims died on the spot and no bystander was hurt in the blast," he added.

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