Kabul: A roadside bomb ripped through a
truck on Monday, killing six Afghans working for a road
construction company near the country`s eastern border with
Pakistan, police said.
The bomb struck the vehicle at around 9:50 am (0520
GMT) in the Dangam district of Kunar province, provincial
police chief Ewaz Mohammad Naziri said.
"As a result six people were killed and two people
were wounded. All the casualties are civilians and they were
heading to work," he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but
police blamed the Taliban for the attack.
Eastern Afghanistan is a flashpoint in the 10-year
Taliban insurgency against the Western-backed government and
around 140,000 US-led foreign troops.
Afghan and US officials have stepped up pressure on
Pakistan to clampdown on Taliban bases, but Islamabad argues
it is already overstretched fighting homegrown militants
responsible for suicide attacks within its own borders.