Three children killed in Afghanistan bomb explosion

Kabul : At least three children were killed and six others, including three women and three men, wounded in a bomb explosion in Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan.

Provincial Police spokesman Zia Durani said the incident took place earlier today on a main highway connecting Spin Boldak and Arghistan district when a rickshaw vehicle carrying civilians struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), leaving at least three children dead.

Durani added that six others also sustained injuries in the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far, reports Khaama Press.

The Taliban militants and other armed insurgent groups are frequently using IEDs, which are the main contributors to the casualties of the Afghan security forces and but are also growing civilian casualties.

At least 600 civilians were killed and 1,343 others wounded in the first quarter of 2016, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in its latest report. (ANI)