2 civilians killed in roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-21 14:50:37|Editor: huaxia

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, May 21 (Xinhua) -- A roadside bomb blast has left two civilians dead and one civilian injured in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, a local official said on Friday.

The blast occurred as a cargo truck touched off an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Taliban militants in the province's Nawur district on Thursday evening, district chief Tahir Zaheer told Xinhua.

The truck was destroyed in the blast and the wounded man was transported to a district hospital by local villagers, he said.

Militants in the Asian country have been using home-made IEDs to make roadside bombs and landmines to target government forces, but the lethal weapons have also inflicted civilian casualties. Enditem