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Roadside Bombs Kill 8 In Afghanistan


Members of the Afghan security forces inspect the site of a roadside bomb blast, in Herat on February 19.

Two roadside bombs have killed at least eight civilians in eastern Afghanistan.

Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal, spokesman for the police chief in Nangarhar Province, said at least six civilians, including two women and two children, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Achin district.

Two students were killed in a separate bombing in the provincial capital, Jalalabad.

Three civilians were injured in the two attacks.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Taliban militants frequently target the army and police with roadside bombs, which have also taken a heavy toll on civilians.

Based on reporting by AP and ToloNews

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