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Civilians Killed In Separate Attacks In Afghanistan

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At least 12 Afghan civilians have been killed in two separate roadside bomb explosions in the country's east and north.

Abdul Karim Fayeq, provincial police chief in Kapisa Province, said on July 12 that 10 civilians were killed and at least seven others wounded after their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.

Fayeq said the incident took place in Tagab district, where militants are active and regularly attack Afghan security forces.

Three civilians were also killed and 10 wounded by a roadside bomb in the northern province of Kunduz.

The provincial police spokesman said the explosion occurred near an Afghan police recruiting center in Kunduz city, the provincial capital.

The incident occurred after a police vehicle struck a roadside mine.

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the two bombings, but the Taliban has been blamed for similar attacks in the past.

Based on reporting by dpa, AP, and Tolonews