News - Afghanistan
At least ten Afghan civilians were killed and 24 others were wounded in separate incidents in Afghanistan on Friday, local officials said.
Five Afghan civilians were killed when warplanes of Nato-led troops carried out air strikes against Taliban in Logar province, provincial officials said.
Officials did not provide more details about the incident.
It comes as four other Afghan civilians were killed and 14 others were wounded in a bomb blast in northern Faryab province, officials said.
The incident happened when a bomb that was placed in a motorbike went off near a mosque exploded in Almar district of the province, officials in Faryab hospital said.
Local police also confirmed the incident and said they have started investigation about the blast.
One other Afghan civilian was killed in a mine blast near police headquarters of Herat province today, local officials said.
Officials in Herat hospital said that one Afghan civilian was killed in the blast and ten others were wounded.
Afghan police have suffered no casualties in the blast, Herat police said.
Militants use Improvised Explosive Devices to target Afghan and foreign forces in the country. But the main victims are often civilians.