Official: Roadside bombing kills 8 civilians in Afghanistan

Afghan official: Roadside bombing kills at least 8 civilians in northern Baghlan province

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed at least eight civilians in northern Baghlan province.

Jawed Basharat, provincial police chief's spokesman, says six other people were wounded in Monday's attack in the Dand Shabuddin area outside of Puli Khumri, the provincial capital of Baghlan.

Basharat says women and children are among the casualties.

The Taliban have a strong presence in the province and usually target Afghan security forces in and around Puli Khumri. Scores of civilians are killed in the attacks.

In September, the insurgents attacked Puli Khumri and blocked the city's main highway to Kabul for more than a week.