Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghan civilians, wound 5

07:48, May 23, 2011      

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Two Afghan civilians were killed and five others sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a tractor in southern Zabul province 340 km south of Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here.

"The tragic incident happened in Shah Joi district at 08:30 a.m. local time, and as a result two women were killed and five others, all civilians were wounded," the statement said.

Afghans in rural areas often travel by tractor and trucks.

In the statement the Interior Ministry did not point finger at any particular groups or individuals. However, Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops often use roadside and suicide bombings to target government interests in the militancy-plagued nation.

Source: Xinhua
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