At least four civilians were killed in a roadside mine blast in southern Kandahar province early Tuesday, local officials said.
In addition, five other civilians were injured in the blast.
The blast took place about 7:00am local time between Daman and Shah Walikot districts of the province when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a roadside mine, a spokesman for the provincial governor Samim Ikhpelwok said.
The injured people were transferred to the hospital for treatment.
No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast as yet.
Insurgents frequently place roadside mines to target local security forces but most of the victims are civilians.