LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Up to four people were killed and five others injured in separate roadside bombings in Afghanistan on Tuesday, authorities said.
"Three civilians were killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Luchak area of Nad Ali district, Helmand province early Tuesday morning," a provincial government spokesman, Ahmad Zarak, told Xinhua.
He said as the police forces arrived in the area to respond they found another roadside bomb or Improvised Explosive Device ( IED) in the area.
"Unluckily, as the police forces were defusing the IED the explosive detonated leaving a policeman dead and two policemen wounded," Zarak said, blaming Taliban insurgents for the attacks.
In addition, three civilians were wounded in an IED explosion along a main road in Nangarhar province, 120 km south of Kabul earlier Tuesday.
The Taliban militant group, who have been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, have often attacked Afghan and NATO-led forces with IEDs and roadside bombs but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.
The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group launched an annual spring offensive dubbed "Al-Farooq" from May 3 against Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in the country.
Two Afghan security forces were killed and 15 people including 14 civilians were wounded in Taliban suicide car bombing in Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah on Monday afternoon.