A member of the Afghan security forces walks towards the site of an attack in Kabul.

Kabul -

Nine Afghans including six civilians were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.

A police official, two guards and six pedestrians were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Zabul province, deputy provincial governor Mohammad Jan Rasolyar said.

He said the deputy police chief was the target of the bombing that occurred on Sunday evening.

Twelve civilians, mostly children, were wounded by the explosion in a residential area, he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The NATO-led forces also said one foreign soldier died Sunday in combat in central Afghanistan. - Sapa-dpa

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