May 24th, 2010
08:58 AM ET

Roadside blast kills five civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan — A road mine explosion killed five civilians and injured eight Monday in southwest Afghanistan, the interior ministry said. 

The blast hit a civilian vehicle traveling in Farah province, officials said. Security forces transferred the injured to the hospital.

A provincial governor said the explosion targeted innocent civilians because Afghan and coalition forces don't use the road.

Afghans use the road to take their vegetables to the city to sell, the governor said.

- CNN's Matiullah Mati contributed to this report

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  1. paperdragon

    Dear Dan
    Wholeheartedly agree. Murderous Thugs is right. But you would be surprised if you knew who was really doing this.
    The culprits have been detonating IED's – purposefully. How many fallen sholdiers have there been of late. I am from
    Ontario Canada and every day we have a soldier die in Afganistan from IED explosions. How so very sad for the wives and children of these soldiers. It almost seems like they are ticking them off like ducks on a fence. Such vital strong
    youth gone to waste. R.I.P.

    May 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Congratulations to CNN for being selected and added to the Military Services news feeds to our fellow soldiers overseas and around the world, well Done!

    May 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    The Islamic religion and all Muslims must take a stand against these murderous thugs whose is only reason for living is to cause death and destruction to all who do not support their deadly and destructive ideology that defames Islam as a peaceful, God fearing and loving religion!

    May 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |