Afghanistan explosion claims lives of 8, including 4 children

Last Updated: Aug 09 2018 19:58

According to the officials, on Wednesday, 8 civilians, including women and children, lost their lives in northern Afghanistan when a roadside explosion ripped through the vehicle in which they were travelling.

Another six people were injured in the early morning blast in Sholgara district in Balkh province, Abdul Razaq Qaderi, deputy provincial police chief, told AFP.

“They were travelling towards the centre of the district when their vehicle was hit,” he said, adding four children were among the dead.

District governor Amir Mohammad Weqar confirmed the incident, saying the bomb was planted by extremists to hit Afghan security forces.