Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

Updated - May 23, 2016 06:51 pm IST

Published - June 15, 2014 12:45 pm IST - Kabul

An Afghan provincial official says 11 people, including election monitors, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in the country’s north the day after the country’s >presidential runoff vote .

Sediq Azizi, spokesman for the Provincial Governor in Samangan Province, on Sunday said that a minibus hit an IED the night before, with the blast killing six women, one child and four men in the provincial capital Aybak.

Mr. Azizi said four of the victims were employees of the country’s election commission, which organised Saturday’s vote.

In a separate incident, the Taliban cut off the fingers of 11 civilians on Saturday in Herat Province to punish them for voting in the presidential runoff, police spokesman Raoud Ahamdi said.

Taliban had warned people >not to participate in the vote .

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