Roadside Bomb Kills Five In Southern Afghanistan

June 16, 2014

Five civilians from the same family were killed in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb. 

In a statement, the Afghan Interior Ministry condemned the June 16 incident, adding that three of the victims were children.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast, but the Interior Ministry blamed the Taliban.

The incident follows last weekend's presidential runoff, a vote which the Taliban had warned Afghans not to participate in or face attack.
Based on reporting by dpa and AP