Blast in Afghanistan's Paktia Province Leaves 5 Civilians Killed, 2 Injured — Police

© AFP 2022 / Ihsanullah MahjoorSecurity forces are deployed to the site of a suicide attack between Taliban insurgents and government forces near the main police station in eastern Paktia province (File)
Security forces are deployed to the site of a suicide attack between Taliban insurgents and government forces near the main police station in eastern Paktia province (File) - Sputnik International
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KABUL (Sputnik) - Five civilians were killed and two others injured as a result of a car explosion in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, Shah Mohammad Aryan, the spokesman for the local police chief, said on Monday.

According to the spokesman, the bomb was planted in a Datsun car and detonated in the Marghai area of Barmal District in Paktia.

Police believe the blast was carried out by the Taliban radical movement, Aryan added.

The Taliban, however, have not yet commented on the matter to the media.

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