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.
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