An explosion killed 15 civilians including children in Imam Saheb district of the northern Kunduz province, according to local officials.

Enamuddin Rahmani, spokesperson for Kunduz police chief, told Kabul Now that the incident took place last night, Wednesday, Nevember 27, in Imamuddin square of the district.

He said eight children, six women, and one man were killed after a landmine hit their riding vehicle in the area.

According to local sources, the victims of the incident were residents of Khanabad district who were heading to attend a wedding ceremony in Imamsahib district.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the blast, local officials have blamed the Taliban for the deadly explosion.

The Taliban have active presence in many districts of the province and also in some parts of the provincial capital, Kunduz city.

Civilian casualties have increased dramatically in recent years with a rise in attacks by the warring parties across Afghanistan.

Issuing a press release today, November 28, Afghanistan independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has confirmed that 17 civilians, 12 women, one man, and two children were killed as the result of Taliban-planted roadside bomb and two others were wounded.

The commission described the attack as a war crime and against , urging the warring parties to do enough to protect civilian lives.

Seven civilians including two children and five men were killed and six others wounded as the result of an airstrike carried out by foreign forces in Ganjabad village of Pushtroad district of the western Farah province on Saturday November 23.

The ongoing brutal war takes lives of civilians on daily basis. According Safe The Children, 14000 Afghan children were killed between 2014 and 2018.   

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