Four killed in a blast in Afghanistan's Khost region


17 September, 2017

At least four people were killed due to a landmine explosion in southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Khairat said the blast was caused by a "remote-controlled bomb".

Provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat confirmed the incident but put the death toll to one person while confirming ten others were wounded in the explosion.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast.

On September 11, a suicide bomber struck a convoy of foreign troops in Bagram in Afghanistan.

But the government is struggling to beat back insurgents in the wake of the exit of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in 2014.

"A mine planted by insurgents on a road in Alinegar district went off at noon time killing two innocent civilians and injuring two children including a seven-year-old girl", Zawak told reporters here.

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