At least 13 civilians were killed and 19 were wounded, along with one policeman, in two blasts in Herat and one in Laghman province on Wednesday morning, local officials confirmed.
Five civilians, including women and children, were killed and 13 others were wounded after their vehicle was struck a roadside mine in Kesh-e-Kohna district of the province, said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
“The civilians were on the way to a wedding party when the incident happened,” said Jailani Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor. “The mine was placed by the Taliban,” he said.
Arian also said that five other civilians were killed in a remote-controlled mine blast in Asmar district this morning.
However, he did not provide further details about the incident.
Three civilians were also killed and seven others (one was a policeman) were wounded in a blast targeting a police vehicle in Mehtarlam city, the capital of Laghman province this morning, local officials said.
No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibly for the blasts.
On Wednesday, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior on social media announced that the Taliban initiated "575 attacks, including 92 mine blasts and suicide attacks" against “civilians and security forces” in the past two weeks, and "251 civilians were killed and wounded.”