Roadside bomb kills 4 civilians in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan killed four civilians while an operation by US-led forces left three people dead and a woman and child wounded on Monday. The bomb struck the civilian's vehicle and also wounded three civilians inside in Zabul province, said Jalani Khan, a provincial police official. He blamed the Taliban for planting the bomb. Separately, US-led troops killed three men and wounded a woman and a child during a raid against a Taliban commander in southern Helmand province Monday, the force said in a statement. It did not say whether the men were armed militants or civilians. The wounded woman and child were transported to a coalition hospital for treatment.