13 civilians killed in Afghanistan IED blast

Residents said the blast occurred when a minibus came in contact with the IED in the Loya Kariz locality.

Kabul: Thirteen civilians, including six children, were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.

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“The victims — six children, two women, five men — were admitted at the Spin Boldak district hospital following the explosion,” Ahmad Jawid Afghan, director of the hospital, told Xinhua news agency.

Residents said the blast occurred when a minibus came in contact with the IED in the Loya Kariz locality.

They said the victims were returning home after attending a wedding and the vehicle was destroyed in the blast.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.

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