KABUL, Afghanistan

A landmine blast in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province on Tuesday killed at least 10 civilians, an official confirmed.

The provincial administration said in a statement that the incident took place in the vicinity of Chinaar on the outskirts of the Alisher district at around 06:00 a.m. local time (0130GMT) when a passenger car hit the landmine.

Aadil Haider, police spokesman, told Anadolu Agency that two women and three children are among the victims.

Another improvised explosive device near the site of the first blast was found by security forces and defused, he added.

Haleem Fidaey, provincial governor, called

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