Mar 2, 6:28 AM EST

Roadside bombs kill 8 civilians in Afghanistan

World Video

Buy AP Photo Reprints
Latest News
Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts

Afghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north

Roadside bombs kill 8 civilians in Afghanistan

Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

Turkish soldier killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul

Multimedia
US troops spending Christmas

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says two roadside bombings have killed at least eight civilians, including women and children, in the country's east.

Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal, spokesman for the police chief in Nangarhar province, said at least six civilians, including two women and two children, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb that wounded another two civilians. He says two students were killed in a separate bombing that wounded a third civilian. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Taliban insurgents frequently target the army and police with roadside bombs, which have also taken a heavy toll on civilians.

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Latest News
Advertisement