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Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Two other civilians are injured in the blast
  • Another Afghan civilian is injured in a separate IED incident
  • UN: Insurgents have killed or injured 2,640 civilians in the first half of 2010

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Three Afghan civilians were killed and two more wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Waghaz district of Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said.

Another Afghan civilian was injured in a separate roadside blast Monday in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in the south.

"Insurgents continue to take innocent lives by planting these deadly IEDs on roadways traveled by ordinary civilians," said U.S. Air Force Col. James Dawkins, director of the the force's Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center.

According to a recent UN report, insurgents were responsible for the deaths and injuries of more than 2,470 civilians in the first six months of 2010, the force said.