Twelve killed in roadside bomb blast in Afghanisthan
Kabul: In Afghanistan, at least 12 civilians including five children were killed in a roadside bomb killed in southeastern Paktika province today. Eleven 11 militants were killed by NATO-led forces in southern Helmand province.
according to provincial governor spokesman of Paktika, Mukhlis Afghan two women, five children and five men were killed when they were traveling from the Pakistani town Quetta to the border Afghan district of Wazikhil when the roadside bomb exploded. He said five others were injured in the incident.
Taliban militants heavily rely on the use of roadside bombs as part of their strategy to fight Afghan and NATO-led troops. The Afghan president's office condemned the bombing in a statement and blamed the enemies of peace and people in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Afghan citizens are angry that civilians are dying in large numbers in the operations of international forces in the country. Hundreds of people protested in Kabul against international forces. Nine Afghan boys were gunned down by two attack helicopters as they collected firewood in eastern Kunar province recently.
The incident had prompted expression of regret from US President Barack Obama and a rare public apology from top US commander General David Petraeus. United Nations called for a review of air strikes by foreign forces following the incident.
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