KANDAHAR: Five civilians including a family of four and two police officers were killed when roadside bombs planted by Taliban went off in the Afghanistan’s troubled south at the weekend, officials said on Sunday.
According to reports, a four-member family including mother, father and two daughters aged eight and nine lost their lives along with their driver in Khanishin district of Helmand province when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb late Saturday.
“The blast was so powerful that nothing was left of the bodies, they are shattered in small pieces,” district governor Shah Mahmoud said, blaming Taliban insurgents for the attack.
A similar bomb attack in Musa Qala district, another restive part of Helmand where insurgents have an active presence, took the lives of two police officers, the local district governor Nemat Khan said. The officers were on a routine patrol when their pick-up truck was blown up.