Roadside bombs kill 7 in Afghanistan
Two roadside bombs killed seven people in Afghanistan, five of them civilians from the same family, police said Tuesday, in new attacks linked to a bloody Taliban insurgency.
A remote-controlled bomb struck an estate car (station wagon) in the southern province of Helmand on Monday, provincial police chief Mohammad Hussain Andiwal told AFP.
"Five people -- a woman, two children and two men, all members of the same family -- were killed in the roadside blast. One person was wounded," Andiwal said.
He blamed the "enemies of Afghanistan" for the attack, a term often used to refer to fighters for the extremist Taliban movement that was forced from power in late 2001 in a US-led invasion.
Another bomb, also remotely controlled, hit a police patrol in the neighbouring province of Kandahar late Tuesday and killed two police, provincial police chief Sayed Aqa Saqib said.