Four killed in blasts in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 30 (DPA) Four civilians were killed in separate blasts in Afghanistan as Taliban militants torched six fuel tankers destined for NATO forces in the southern region, officials said Sunday.

The civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed in a total of four separate blasts in the eastern provinces of Khost, Nangarhar and Paktika and the western province of Ghor Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Eight other civilians, including four women, were injured in the attacks, it said.

Three of the blasts were triggered by roadside bombs, which were planted by ‘enemies of our country’, the statement said, referring to Taliban fighters. The fourth explosion was caused by an old rocket shell.

Separately, Taliban militants torched six fuel trucks near the capital city of the southern province of Ghazni Sunday, a senior police official said.

The trucks were en route to Kandahar for NATO forces, he said, adding that the attackers fled before police forces were deployed.