Roadside bomb kills 11 people on 2nd day of parliamentary polls in Afghanistan

On the second day of parliamentary elections, at least 11 civilians, including six children, were reportedly killed in a roadside bomb blast in the eastern Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan.

Following the attack no one has immediately claimed the responsibility. The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar Province.

Afghan civilians are often killed by roadside bombs intended to target security forces.

On October 20 around three million people defied the threat of terror attacks to cast their ballot in the long-delayed poll.

Violence had also marred the poll campaign, as 10 candidates were killed in the run-up to the polls.

Both the terror groups the Taliban and the Islamic State group had vowed to disrupt polling process in the country.

Nearly nine million voters were registered for the parliamentary election, which is the third since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.