Roadside bombs kill 5, wound 7 civilians in Afghanistan

Officials say that roadside bombs have killed at least five civilians and wounded seven others in Afghanistan, while the Islamic state group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a policewoman a day earlier

Omer Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in southern Helmand province, said the five killed were travelling by car near Lashkar Gah, the capital of the province. The death toll may rise, he added.

In a separate roadside bomb attack in western Herat province, seven women travelling in a minivan were wounded, the provincial governor’s office said.

Meanwhile, in a statement late Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killing of a policewoman in eastern Nangarhar province earlier that day. The statement said that she was working with the “apostate” Afghan security services.

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