Insight Online News
Kabul, May 14 : At least nine people have been killed and 17 others were injured in landmine explosions in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Kunduz on the first day of the 72-hour ceasefire marking the end of Ramadan, the TOLONews broadcaster reported.
According to the media outlet, two landmines blew up in Kandahar’s Panjwai and Maiwand districts and another one in the town of Sardawra in Kunduz province. There were reportedly children among the casualties.
“At 0930 hrs today a landmine exploded on a taxi, carrying civilians, in Panjwai district.
The mine was placed by the Taliban,” Lamal Barakzai, a spokesman for the Kandahar police chief, was quoted as saying by the broadcaster.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident. Eid in Islam marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which ended on May 12 this year. A three-day mutual ceasefire by the Taliban and Kabul has been an annual practice since 2018.