Herat (Afghanistan): Ten people have been killed by a roadside bomb in northwest Afghanistan, a local politician said on Tuesday. The blast struck a police vehicle in Badghis province on Monday, killing two officers, and also killed eight civilians from the same family in another vehicle which was following it, said Badghis provincial council chairman Faizullah Azimi.

"A mine planted by the Taliban hit a police vehicle in Qadis district on Monday evening leaving two policemen and eight civilians dead," Azimi said. "All the civilians were members of the same family."

"Two policemen and one child were also injured," he added.

Monday was the second day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, when many Afghans celebrate by visiting friends and family.
      
It was not the first attack during Eid in Afghanistan -- on Sunday, a Taliban suicide bomber killed seven people returning from prayers at a mosque in the city of Baghlan, northern Afghanistan.
      
The Taliban's spokesman was not immediately reachable to comment on the latest attack.

(Agencies)