Afghan: 5 killed in 3 blasts across country

: Afghan authorities say five civilians have died in three explosions in southern and northern Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 23:46 PM IST

Kabul: Afghan authorities say five
civilians have died in three explosions in southern and
northern Afghanistan.

Spokesman for the southern Kandahar province Zalmai
Ayubi says the first explosion occurred Saturday morning in
Khakrez district, when a four-wheel-drive taxi in a rural area
hit a roadside bomb, killing three civilians.

In neighbouring Maiwand district, an Afghan man was
killed when his motorcycle hit a road mine Saturday morning.

In the north, a government transportation director was
killed in an explosion midday Saturday.

Police spokesman in Kunduz province Sarwar Hussini
says 16 others were wounded when a remote-controlled bomb
planted on a bicycle detonated as the official`s car was
passing.

PTI