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At least eight people, including women and children, have been killed in a roadside bombing attack in southern Afghanistan?s Ghazni Province.

Afghan officials said on Tuesday that the incident occurred in Ghazni?s Jaghuri district.

?Eight civilians, including one woman and a child, were killed in this morning roadside blast. One child and one woman were wounded,? Ghazni Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said.

Reports say a family of four was among those killed in the attack and that the wounded are in critical condition.

On January 18, four people lost their lives in a bombing attack Helmand Province.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, the Taliban militants have recently stepped up their attacks against Afghan government troops, foreign forces, and civilians.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington?s so-called war on terror. The military offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues across the country despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.

The US-led combat mission in Afghanistan ended on December 31, 2014. However, at least 13,500 foreign forces, mainly from the United States, have remained in Afghanistan in what the US is calling a support mission.

Source: Press TV

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