A landmine blast killed at least seven farmers in Kunduz province on Monday evening, an official said.
The governor’s spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said the incident took place in the Jungle Bashi area of Khan Abad district where an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the Taliban in the ground hit a convoy of farm labourers.
“There were 13 labourers in total who were coming back from work in the wheat fields when their motorcycle-rickshaw hit the landmine. Seven of them were martyred and six injured,” he said.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.