Code 35551
PublishDate: Wednesday, January 19, 201113:16

Roadside bomb kills 13 Afghan civilians

roadside bomb went off in eastern Afghanistan, leaving 13 dead, a news release from Afghan Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

"Thirteen civilians were killed as a roadside bomb struck a Rickshaw or three-wheel vehicle in Khushamand district of Paktika province at 09:50 a.m. local time this morning," the news release added.

The victims include men, women and children, it further said.

"Interior Ministry strongly condemns such heinous crimes," the statement further said.

However, it did not point finger at any groups or individuals, adding investigation is underway.

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