Roadside blast kills 2 Afghani civilians

A roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan killed two Afghan civilians and wounded five others Sunday, while a clash in the south left four Taliban dead, officials said. The explosion happened in Yaqoubi district in eastern Khost province, said Wazir Pacha, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. Pacha accused the Taliban of carrying out the attack. In southern Afghanistan, meanwhile, Afghan security forces clashed with Taliban militants outside the town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, killing four insurgents, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.