6 members of a single family killed in Zabul blast
Kabul - QNA
Six members of a single family were killed after explosive materials already available at their home exploded in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan last night.
Zabul Governor's spokesman says that the incident took place in Sewri-Dawargach area of Shinkay District last night.
He said that the death included two children and two women, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).
Governor's spokesman added that the explosive materials were belonging to the armed opponents but he did not elaborate whether the family had relationship with militants or not.
No groups including Taliban have commented on the report yet.
Meanwhile, five soldiers embraced martyrdom due to terrorist actions while 72 militants were killed in separate military operations in past 24 hours, a statement issued Monday morning by the Ministry of Defense states.
General Zahir Azimi, Ministry of Defense spokesman writes in the statement that the five soldiers embraced martyrdom due to an explosion and militant fire.
Azimi's statement does not contain information about the exact location of the terrorist actions.
He also writes that 72 insurgents were killed during operations conducted by security forces in past 24 hours.
48 militants wounded and three others arrested during these operations, the statement adds.
Afghan National Security Forces are engaged in large scale military operations in different parts of the country at the time.