Two civilians and six Taliban militants were killed and 22 people injured following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in northern province of Takhar, a provincial government spokesman confirmed on Friday.
“The explosion occurred in Chinzayee, an area on outskirts of provincial capital Taluqan roughly at 6:30 p.m. local time on Thursday,” spokesman Abdul Khalil Aser said.
The blast occurred after a group of Taliban militants were carrying the IED before planting the device on a busy main road in the area.
Among the wounded, 10 were passing-by civilians, including children, he added.
Militants in Afghanistan have been using home-made IEDs to make roadside bombs and landmines to target security forces, but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.