Afghan bomb kills 10 civil on pick-up
KANDAHAR - Agence France-Presse
Afghan police search at the site where a car was hit by a bomb.A bomb killed 10 civilians including women and children in southern Afghanistan today, officials said, in the latest violence since the Taliban launched their annual “spring offensive.”
“The blast hit a pick-up truck in the Arghistan district of Kandahar province, killing four women, three men and three children,” Abdul Raziq, Kandahar provincial police chief, said.
“The bomb was planted by Taliban insurgents in a district that borders Pakistan, and civilians are often the victim of these bombs,” Javed Faisal, Kandahar provincial governor spokesman said. The Taliban, who are fighting to oust the U.S.-backed government of President Hamid Karzai, deny targeting civilians.