Four people have died and ten others have been wounded in a bombing targeting a police vehicle in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar.
Alternative reports said three people were killed and five were wounded in the blast in the provincial capital city, Kandahar.
Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq confirmed that both police officers and civilians were among the casualties of the attack on Friday evening.
He said no group had yet claimed responsibility for the blast, which happened in Aino Mina Township in PD11 of Kandahar City.
In a separate attack on Friday, as many as six children died in fighting near the central Afghan city of Ghazni.
Conflicting reports blamed Taliban militants and others said an airstrike by Afghan forces killed the kids.
“Children were playing in the yard of a house when the Taliban fired mortars. One hit the ground and killed six children and wounded two,” Ghazni police chief Mohammad Zaman told reporters.
Mohammad Radmanish, a spokesman for the defense ministry, also blamed Taliban for the attack: “We can say clearly that it was a rocket by the enemy forces.” he said.
However, local people said the children died in an air strike by Afghan security forces.
Just days ago, the Taliban attacked the Hotel Intercontinental in the capital, Kabul, killing at least 22 people.Washington, which had pledged to eradicate the Taliban and other terror groups in Afghanistan, has been in the country since 2001.However, Taliban seem to be getting stronger while the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has also gained a foothold in the country.