KABUL, Afghanistan

A roadside landmine killed eight civilians, including four children, in Afghanistan just days after a similar incident claimed the lives of six schoolchildren, an official confirmed on Monday.

According to police, the incident took place on the outskirts of the city of Pul-e-Khumri in the northern Baghlan province, north of the capital Kabul.

Ahmad Jawed, police spokesman, told Anadolu Agency that a passenger car carrying civilians hit the roadside landmine in the Taliban-controlled Dand-e-Shahabuddin area in the morning.

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