Children among injured in Afghanistan blast

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan left two civilians dead and 48 wounded, including 10 children, officials said today.

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan left two civilians dead and 48 wounded, including 10 children, officials said today.

The blast targeted a passing police vehicle in the city of Farah, killing the civilians, wounding 10 children and dozens of construction workers, said Mohammad Qasem Bayan, the chief of public health department for Farah province.

The attack happened in the city centre, near a school, Bayan said.

The police vehicle was slightly damaged and two officers were also wounded, said Zemeri Bashary, a spokesman for the ministry of interior.

“It is the work of enemies of Afghanistan,” Bashary said, suggesting the resurgent Taliban militants were behind the attack.

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