Roadside bombs kill 13 civilians in Helmand and Ghor
As many as 13 civilians, including women and children, were killed and two others wounded after their riding vehicles hit roadside bombs in Helmand and Ghor provinces, according to local sources.
At least nine civilians, including women and children, were killed and two others wounded after their riding vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Bushran area of Lashkargah, the capital city of the southern Helmand province, a local security source confirmed to Kabul Now.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the casualty toll is likely to rise. He, however, noted that it is not yet clear when the incident took place.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Taliban controls swaths of territories and often launches attacks against government forces, frequently plant roadside bombs to target convoys of Afghan defense and security forces.
In Ferozkoh, the capital city of the central Ghor province, a roadside bomb killed four members of a single-family – a father along with his wife and two children – earlier this morning, May 20. Zalmay Karim, the spokesperson for Ghor governor, told Kabul Now that the incident took place in Kharistan area of Ferozkoh.
A roadside bomb killed two people and wounded another one in Barakhana area of Ghor province.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.