Mine blast kills 6 people, wounds 6 others in southern Afghanistan

A civilian car hit a freshly planted land mine in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing six people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The victims were traveling on a road outside the town of Tirin Kot, in Uruzgan province, when the blast ripped through their vehicle, a ministry statement said. "This mine was possibly planted by the enemy," it said. Afghan officials refer to the Taliban and other militants as "the enemy."