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Seven civilians killed in Afghanistan blast

Seven civilians killed in Afghanistan blast”

At least seven people were killed and three others were injured in a blast in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan on Sunday. He gave no further details of the explosion.

The provincial headquarters of the Afghan National Police (ANP) also confirmed the incident.

Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial capital, said 10 individuals were inside the van, but added the exact number of those killed can not be immediately established. But the exact number of casualties could not be ascertained immediately, he added. The incident took place at around 9.00 a.m. local time (0430GMT).

According to the United Nations, 371 Afghan civilians were killed and 432 others wounded by improvised explosive devices between January and the end of September 2017. Afghanistan, as per its commitments, has vowed to clear all country of the deadly mines by 2023 with support from the worldwide community.



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