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Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in E. Afghanistan

12 Jul 2020, 14:51 GMT+10

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Six civilians were killed and eight others injured as a roadside bomb struck a mini-bus in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province on Saturday, provincial government spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada said Sunday.

According to the official, the deadly blast took place on a road in Jaghato district on Saturday afternoon, killing six civilians and injuring eight others including women and children.

The official blamed the Taliban militants for planting the mine and inflicting casualties.

The Taliban has intensified activities on Ghazni province over the past couple of weeks to overrun the provincial capital Ghazni city.

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