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Roadside bombs kill 7 in Afghanistan

Roadside bombs largely used by militants to target security personnel often caused civilian casualties in Afghanistan and seven people including four civilians were killed on Tuesday, officials said.

In the latest roadside bomb attack which hit central Daikundi province at noon, two policemen were killed, Naqibullah Malistani, a senior police officer in the province, said.

Earlier in the day, two civilians lost their lives when a roadside bomb planted by militants struck their car in Darabad district of western Farah province, police spokesman Mohibullah Mohab confirmed.

Similarly, three people including a security personnel were killed and three civilians were injured as a roadside bomb went off in Nishgam area of Ghazi Abad district in eastern Kunar province on Monday, provincial government spokesman Abdul Ghani Musamim said.

Officials have blamed the Taliban militants for the deadly roadside bombings.

The police have also discovered two weapon caches containing explosive materials in Achin and Durbaba districts of Nangarhar province, Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The armed group which largely rely on roadside and suicide bombings have not commented on the reports.

Civilians often bear the brunt of war in Afghanistan as more than 1,200 civilians had been killed and over 1,700 others injured in conflicts and violent incidents in Afghanistan in the first half of 2020, said a report of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission released in July.

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