Five killed in Kandahar IED explosion

At least five civilians were killed on Thursday morning in Kandahar province in an IED explosion, police said.

Provincial police spokesman Jamal Nasir Barakzai said that the incident occurred at 10:15 am in Salahen area of Panjwai district when a car hit a roadside mine.

According to Barakzai women and children are among the dead.

No further details were provided nor were the casualties identified.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

The explosion meanwhile happened on the first day of a three-day Eid ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan security forces.