Roadside mine killed 5 people in western Afghanistan

Vastavam web: A government official says a mine possibly meant for later use against security forces exploded in a residential home in western Afghanistan, killing five people.Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of western Hirat province, said Thursday the mine exploded Wednesday night in a house in the remote Shindand district, killing five members of a family and wounding three others.He said the district is controlled by the Taliban.