News - Afghanistan
At least four members of a family including two children were killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Kandahar province on Monday night, local officials said.
The blast happened last night in the Meiana area of the Meianshin district when the family's vehicle struck the bomb in the road, killing a man, a woman and two children, district governor Rozi Khan said.
"All of them were members of a family which was on the way to their home," he said.
Insurgents frequently use improvised explosive devices to target the Afghan and Nato troops, but most of the victims are civilians.
Meianshin district in Kandarhar's north-east borders with Zabul province.