KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said yesterday that a roadside bomb killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province.
Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that five other people were wounded when the blast struck the vehicle last Friday afternoon in Spin Boldak district.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taleban are active in the province and have claimed earlier attacks.
Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, separately confirmed two blasts in Kabul on Friday night. He said there were no casualties.
The Taleban’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the attacks in Kabul.
Across Afghanistan, militant attacks have continued as the country prepares for presidential elections later this month, while United States (US)-Taleban talks over a peace deal have collapsed.