At least seven people were killed on Friday when a vehicle ran over a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar province, IANS reported.
Provincial government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish told Xinhua news network that a station wagon set off an improvised explosive device (IED) on a main road in Baraki Barak district at around midday.
The victims were members of one family, Darwish said.
On Thursday, a suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an explosion near an anti-corruption protest outside the complex housing the governor of eastern Khost province.
The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22 percent in 2014, a recent UN report said, as NATO troops withdrew from combat.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan attributed the rise to an intensification in ground fighting, resulting in a total of 10,548 civilian casualties last year.
The Taliban, waging a deadly insurgency since they were ousted from power in late 2001, warned that the announcement would damage any prospects of peace talks as they vowed to continue fighting.