Roadside bomb killed 9 in eastern Afghanistan

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KABUL: A

roadside bomb

killed nine people in

eastern Afghanistan

on Saturday, after it struck a

minivan

full of civilians, a local official said.
Ghazni province

police spokesman

Ahmad Khan Sirat

said that a second roadside bomb killed two policemen, after it struck their vehicle that was making its way to the victims of the first explosion.
Sirat added that the bombings had wounded several others, and that the attacks were under investigation.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. The provincial police spokesman claimed the Taliban had placed the bomb.
The upsurge in violence between Taliban and Afghan forces comes as representatives of the two warring sides are beginning peace talks in Doha to end the decades-long war in Afghanistan.

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