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Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:30PM
The site of a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. (File photo)

The site of a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. (File photo)

At least five civilians have been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province, Press TV reports. Uruzgan officials say incident took place on Thursday, in Deh Rawood district. The victims were reportedly members of the same family. Two women, two children, and a man were killed when the bomb struck their vehicle. Although the Taliban are usually held responsible for such instances of violence, no group has yet claimed responsibility for the bomb blast. Roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants use against Afghan forces and foreign troops. Violence in Afghanistan has been on the rise in recent months despite the presence of thousands of US-led foreign forces in the war-weary country. The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the country. AZA/SZH/JR
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