AT LEAST 15 CIVILIANS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

Kabul, – At least 15 civilians were killed in two separate incidents in southern and central Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.

Eleven were killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb in the Ainak area of Nawah district on Friday evening, said Mohammad Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial governor. He added that Taliban militants were likely to blame for planting bombs on roads.

Two women and two children were also Friday evening when a rocket hit a house in Ghatan village of Andar district of central Ghazni province.

The rocket was fired by Taliban insurgents as they attacked security check posts near the village, according to local sources.

The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan left 3,498 civilians dead and7,920 injured last year, according to the annual United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency