Two roadside bombs have killed at least nine Afghan civilians, officials said. Six individuals were killed in a blast in the southern Helmand province, which has seen heavy fighting between security forces and Taliban insurgents in recent weeks, according to Omer Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said five others — two children and three women — that all the victims were from the exact same family, and were wounded in the attack.
Another roadside bomb in the central Ghor province killed a man and two women. The blast late Sunday wounded eight other individuals, mostly children and women, said Abdul Hai Khatebi, spokesman for the provincial governor. Security forces are frequently targeted by Taliban insurgents with home made bombs placed along roads and footpaths, although no one has claimed responsibility for the strikes.