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PublishDate: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:23

Five civilians killed in Kandahar explosion

At least five civilians were killed and 19 others, including women and children, were injured when a bus hit a roadside IED in Kandahar province on Tuesday night.

Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_The explosion happened on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the #Maiwand district of the province, health officials said.

The bus was on its way from Kabul to #Helmand province, officials added.

The injured were taken to Kandahar district hospital for treatment.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast, however the incident occurred in a Taliban controlled area.

This comes after the Maiwand district of #Kandahar province fell to the Taliban two days ago.

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