Seven civilians killed in roadside blast in Afghanistan's southeast

Smoke rises from the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph:( Reuters )

Sputnik News Agency Kabul Nov 02, 2019, 08.08 PM (IST)

Seven civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's southeastern province of Paktika, the provincial governor's spokesman told Sputnik on Saturday.

"Today a roadside bomb killed seven civilians, that four of them from one family," Ziyar Khan Yad said.

The explosion occurred in the Sultani area of Sarhoza district, he said, adding that the bomb was planted by the Taliban militants.

The situation in Afghanistan has been tense for decades amid the insurgency of the radical Taliban movement and the Islamic State terrorist group