Agence France-PresseApril 7, 2014 11:05
A roadside bomb killed 13 civilians travelling in a pick-up truck in a volatile district of southern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, in the first major incident since elections two days ago.
Taliban militants had vowed to target voters, candidates and officials at the presidential elections, but there were no large-scale attacks on polling day on Saturday.
"A civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Maiwand district," Kandahar provincial police spokesman Ghorzang Afridi told AFP. "As a result of the blast, 13 civilians were killed, all men.