Three killed in Afghanistan blast

Kabul, Aug 15 (IANS) At least three civilians were killed and 13 were injured when a mini bus ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province on Saturday.

“The incident occurred in Fayz Abad district. Most victims were elderly people,” Xinhua quoted police officer Faqir Ahmad Jazjani as saying.

The police blamed the Taliban for the attack. The Taliban has largely been using home-made IEDs to launch suicide attacks and roadside bombings.

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