6 Civilians Killed in Helmand Roadside Blasts
 
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Six civilians have been killed in two roadside bomb blasts in southern Helmand province since Tuesday, local officials said.

A blast on Wednesday morning killed four civilians from the one family when their Mazda car hit a hidden improvised explosive device in the Nowzad district around 8:00AM, district governor Sayed Murad Agha said.

The victims included women and children from the one family, he said.

The details were confirmed by a statement from the provincial governor, which also mentioned that two women were killed in a similar incident on Tuesday afternoon when the car they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in the Sangin district.

"The Helmand governor harshly condemns the events which resulted the killing of our innocent civilians and offers own sympathy to the families of the departed souls," the statement said.

Insurgents use IEDs in the road to target Afghan and Nato troop convoys, but most of the victims are civilian.

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