Entries in Roadside Bomb (6)


Reports Surface of More Bomb Explosions in Afghan Provinces

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) – An improvised explosive device went off in eastern Afghanistan today, killing two International Security Assistance Force service members.

Meanwhile, a roadside bomb exploded on a vehicle in the western province of Farah, killing 17 civilians and injuring 9. Authorities report that women and children are among the casualties and those wounded.

A provincial government spokesman has already stated that blame is being put on the Taliban for planting the roadside bomb. The ISAF has already taken action to condemn the attack.

"The insurgents have again killed innocent Afghans, including women and children," said Brig. Gen. John Madower, the deputy ISAF spokesperson. "The insurgents' claim to avoid killing civilians again rings hollow as they continue their ruthless IED campaign."

According to ISAF reports, insurgent attacks are the root cause of the most war-related Afghan civilian deaths and injuries. There have been more than 2,800 this year. Taliban IEDs caused a significant amount of these casualties.

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Mother and Newborn Baby Among Dead in Afghanistan Roadside Attack

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Six people, including a mother and her newborn baby, were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the BBC reports.

The group was traveling home from the hospital through Khost province on the Pakistan border when the bomb exploded. Three women, two men and the newborn baby of one of the women were killed in the blast. A Taliban spokesman said the group was aware of the incident but could not immediately deny or confirm involvement, according to the BBC.

In the first six months of the year, some 1,145 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations, which blames 80 percent of these deaths on insurgents.

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10 Afghan Police Killed in Roadside Bomb

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Ten police officers were killed and another was injured in a roadside bombing in southwest Afghanistan Thursday, according to the spokesperson of the governor of Helmand province.

The victims were members of the Afghan Local Police and were on their way to a training center when their vehicle was targeted in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province.

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Civilians Killed By Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least 13 civilians were killed in Afghanistan Saturday morning, after a roadside bomb detonated.

Officials from the Afghan Interior Ministry say the deadly attack occurred around 7:30 a.m. local time in the Zanjer area of Zabul province. The explosive device was reportedly planted at the roadside and detonated killing the occupants of a van.

Authorities say among those killed were seven men, four women, and two children.

This was the latest bombing incident in which civilians were killed. On Thursday 13 people died after a civilian bus was hit by a roadside bomb. More than 12 other people were also injured in that incident.

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French Embassy Convoy Attacked in Iraq

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A French Embassy convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device Monday morning while traveling through Baghdad, according to Iraqi police.

Four security guards assigned to protect the embassy officials were wounded in the blast.  Three Iraqi civilians were also injured by the roadside bomb.

No French Embassy officials were in the convoy at the time of the attack.

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14 Dead After Roadside Bomb in Helmand Province

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) – Fourteen people are dead and four are injured in the Helmand province of Afghanistan after a roadside bomb exploded, hitting a minivan.

Afghan National Security and International Security Forces were on hand to evacuate the wounded and provide medical attention.

The insurgent attack was carried out in a crowded area of Nahr-e Saraj. The dead include women and children according to the ISAF/NATO statement.

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