Roadside bomb kills 11; attacks kill 10 Afghan policeman

Vincent Carr
May 20, 2017

Killing at least 11 people, a suspected roadside bomb was detonated targeting a wedding convoy in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, an official said.

Those killed by the roadside bomb in Logar province - five women, five children and a man - were all from the same family, said Salim Salleh, spokesperson for the provincial governor of Logar.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan voiced alarm when five boys from one family were killed earlier this month by an unexploded mortar round in Laghman.

At least 113 militants were killed and 50 injured when Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

No group including the Taliban insurgents or any other terrorist group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

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USA military convoys usually undertake missions together with Afghan security forces.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, another roadside bomb targeted a USA militarily convoy in northern Parwan province today.The explosion disabled an armored vehicle but caused no injuries.

The explosion disabled an armoured vehicle but caused no injuries, High said.

In another incident, five Afghan policemen were killed today in fighting with the Taliban when they attacked a police checkpoint in eastern Kapisa province in Tagab district. The shooter fled the scene after collecting firearms of the victims.

Insider attacks involving security personnel against their comrades are often reported in restive provinces and districts for which the Taliban group usually claims credit. After recovering the vehicle, the convoy continued on its mission, he added.

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