Bomb blast kills four on Afghan-Pakistan border

Four civilians were killed and 10 injured on Wednesday when a remotely controlled motorbike bomb exploded in an Afghan town on the border with Pakistan.

Kandahar: Four civilians were killed and 10
injured on Tuesday when a remotely controlled motorbike bomb
exploded in an Afghan town on the border with Pakistan, police
said.

Officials blamed the attack in the town of Spin Boldak in
Kandahar province on the hardline Islamist Taliban, who are
waging a 10-year insurgency against the Western-backed
government in Kabul.

"There was a motorbike bomb blast against border police
in Spin Boldak. Four civilians, one of them a woman, were
killed and 10 others were injured," said Janan, a
rapid-reaction police unit commander who uses only one name.

The interior ministry confirmed the deaths and blamed the
blast on the "enemies of Afghanistan" -- a reference to the
Taliban.

Improvised bombs and suicide attacks are the most common
weapons used in Taliban attacks. The rebels are particularly
active in southern and eastern Afghanistan, along the rugged
and mountainous border with Pakistan.

Afghan leaders accuse Pakistan of secretly helping the
Taliban by providing hideouts and training facilities in
secret camps across the border.

Afghan leaders accuse Pakistan of secretly helping the
Taliban by providing hideouts and training facilities in
secret camps across the border.

Pakistan denies the accusations and says it has lost
around 3,000 soldiers fighting a local Taliban insurgency in
the northwestern border areas with Afghanistan.

PTI

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