6 Civilians Killed by Helmand Roadside Bomb

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At least six Afghan civilians have been killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Helmand province, local officials said Saturday.

The blast took place in the Nad Ali district when a civilian vehicle was drove over the improvised explosive device, district police chief Omar Jan Akmal said.

"Two women and four men were killed in the blast," he told TOLOnews. "The bodies of the victims have been carried away by their families."

Provincial governor spokesman Ahmad Zeerak also confirmed the report and said that all of the victims were civilians.

Zeerak said he believes that the bomb was planted by Taliban insurgents which only "killed innocent civilians once again."

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

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

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