A member of the Afghan security force looks into a car, which was damaged after a blast in the eastern city of Jalalabad. File photo/ Reuters
An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province.
Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Saturday that five other people were wounded when the blast struck the vehicle on Friday afternoon in Spin Boldak district.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban are active in the province and have claimed earlier attacks.
Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, separately confirms two blasts in Kabul on Friday night. He said there were no casualties.
The Taliban's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the attacks in Kabul.
Across Afghanistan, militant attacks have continued as the country prepares for presidential elections later this month, while US-Taliban talks over a peace deal have collapsed.
Stakes are high for the talks which follow a week of US-Taliban negotiations with both sides eyeing a resolution to the bloody 18-year conflict.
The Taliban have steadfastly refused to discuss peace with Ghani, whom they consider a US stooge heading an illegitimate regime.
Now is the “right moment” for peace in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday as he once more called on the Taliban to negotiate with his government.
Two sales executives of a telecom company who faked documents to swindle 142 mobiles that were used to incur Dhs953, 680 in unpaid bills were imprisoned on Wednesday.
A clerk who tried to swindle a police officer’s Dhs12m after claiming he would use it to purchase a chemical to clean tainted Dhs45m was punished on Wednesday.
A gang of three men who broke into a Dubai villa and decamped with Dhs355, 000 valuables were on Wednesday sent to spend three years behind bars.