Roadside bombs kill civilians in Maidan Wardak

Five civilians killed in Maidan Wardak

In two separate incidents, as many as five civilians lost their lives after their car and mini-truck hit roadside mines in Maidan Wardak province, a local official said, today, Monday, October 26.

Muhibullah Sharifzai, spokesperson for Maidan Wardak governor, told Kabul Now that the first incident took place yesterday afternoon in Kota-e-Ashro area of the province. The accident took place after a car carrying four passengers hit a roadside mine, according to Mr. Sharifzai.

The spokesperson for governor told Kabul Now that a civilian was killed after his mini-truck hit a roadside mine on Monday morning in Chak district of Maidan Wardak.

He blamed the Taliban for planting these mines.

But the militant group have not claimed responsibility so far.

On October 20, 12 civilians lost their lives and four others wounded after their riding vehicles hit two roadside bombs in Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province.

Located in the southwestern side of Kabul, Maidan Wardak is insecure and the Taliban militants control parts a main highway in this province.