Five killed in Afghanistan twin blasts

At least five people were killed and three injured as two roadside bombs went off in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, an official said Sunday.

IANS| Updated: Oct 26, 2014, 23:51 PM IST

Kabul: At least five people were killed and three injured as two roadside bombs went off in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, an official said Sunday.

The blasts occurred in Maiwand district Saturday afternoon, Xinhua reported.

"The first blast occurred in Shir Ali Kariz area targeted a vehicle of local police killing three civilians and a police personnel on the spot, and in the second blast which happened in Shahi Kariz area left a civilian dead on the spot," a senior police officer said.

Three people, including a local police and two civilians, sustained injuries in the blasts, the official added.