Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul
Kandahar - XINHUA
Five people were killed and three others sustained injuries as two roadside bombs went off in Maiwand district of the Kandahar province 450 km south of Kabul on Saturday afternoon, a local official said Sunday.
"The first blast occurred in Shir Ali Kariz area targeted a vehicle of local police killing three civilians and a police personnel on the spot, and in the second blast which happened in Shahi Kariz area left a civilian dead on the spot," Abdul Ali Kaliwal, police chief of Maiwand district told Xinhua.
Three people, including a local police and two civilians, sustained injuries in the blasts, the official added.
Maiwand district has been regarded as a hotbed of Taliban militants in the troubled Kandahar province.