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Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in southern Afghanistan

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says six people were killed when a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern province.

says all the victims were from a single family two children, two women and two men. The attack took place on Tuesday in district.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Younosi blamed the who are active in the province and regularly stage attacks against Afghan forces and government officials.

Meanwhile, Jawad Hajri, for the in northeastern province, said security forces repelled attacks on checkpoints in district on Tuesday.

He says three pro-government fighters were killed as well as 15 insurgents. The claimed their fighters had overrun the district headquarters.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 13:30 IST