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A family has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province Saturday afternoon, local officials said.

The blast happened in Helmand's Meyanishin district when the family's vehicle struck the roadside bomb, killing two children, a woman and two men, provincial spokesman Farid Ahmad Farang said.

"All of them were members of one family," he told TOLOnews.

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

Insurgents use improvised explosive devices hidden in roads to target Afghan and Nato troops, but most of the victims are civilians.

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