Bomb blast kills 7 in Afghanistan



Seven civilians were killed and five others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday.

The explosion occurred when a van hit the bomb in Achin district, 120 km east of Kabul, at around midday, the government said. The injured were shifted to a hospital, Xinhua news agency reported.

The government blamed the Islamic State militants for the bomb attack. - IANS