7 killed in Afghan explosion

Ghazni (Afghanistan): Seven civilians have been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.

“Seven civilians were killed following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Ghazni late Sunday,” government spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua news agency.

The incident occurred when a running mini bus touched off the IED along a dusty road in Shahkhog area of Dih Yak district. The official blamed the Taliban militant for the attack.