Local sources in Helmand province confirm that two people were killed and four others were injured in a roadside bomb blast in Grishk district of Helmand province.
Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand, said on Saturday, that the incident took place as a result of a roadside IED blast on a Toyota Van carrying passengers in the Grishk district of the province.
Zwak blamed the Taliban for the incident, but the Taliban has not yet commented on the incident.
Helmand is one of the largest provinces in Afghanistan where the Taliban have a large presence.
The increase in Taliban attacks in the province in the last two months coincided with the Taliban’s peace talks in Doha, Qatar.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Interior reported that during several separate raids, ANP arrested 16 individuals on charges of murder, armed robbery & drug trafficking in Herat province.
ANP seized five pistols, three vehicles, four motorcycles & some amount of drugs.