A roadside bomb on Thursday struck a mini-bus in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, 370 km south of Kabul, leaving 10 people dead and eight others injured, a local official said.
"The bloody incident took place in Deh Rawad district at around 10:30 a.m. local time today leaving 10 civilians dead and eight others injured,"Abdullah Humat, spokesman for provincial administration, told Xinhua.
Women and children were also among the victims, he added.
The spokesman blamed the attack on the enemies of peace, a term used against Taliban by Afghan officials. However, the outfit fighting the government has yet to make comment.