Afghan official: Bomb blast kills 2 in eastern province

Afghan official: At least 2 civilians killed in bombing in eastern Khost province

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan official says at least 2 civilians were killed when a bomb went off in eastern Khost province.

Ansari says the explosives were placed inside a motorbike that was detonated by remote control.

The Taliban did not make any immediate statements on the bombing but the insurgents have been carrying out near-daily attacks targeting Afghan forces, including in Khost.

The violence comes despite stepped-up efforts by the United States to find a negotiated end to the country's 17-year war.

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