Roadside bomb kills 5, wounds 4 in southern Afghan province

20:06, August 04, 2010      

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Five employees of a private construction company were killed and four others sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province, spokesman for provincial administration Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar said Wednesday.

"The bloody incident occurred in Arghandab district on Tuesday leaving five persons dead and wounding four others," Rasoulyar told Xinhua.

All the victims, with majority of them served as guards for the company were Afghans; he further said but could not give the name of the company.

He also blamed Taliban insurgents for organizing the attack, saying it was a remote-controlled bomb planted by militants loyal to Taliban outfit.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

The insurgents have vowed to speed up activities this year in Afghanistan. However, the insurgents have been largely relying on the suicide attacks and roadside bombings which often claim the life of civilians.

More than 1,000 civilians have been killed and over 1300 others sustained injuries in conflicts and Taliban-related activities, according to reports so far this year in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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