kabul - At least 11 civilians were killed Sunday in an explosion in East Afghanistan when a minivan hit a roadside bomb in Nangarh Province. Six children are among the dead.
According to the United Nations, at least 2789 civilians have been killed since January and at least 5,252 others have been injured.
On Saturday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a polling station in the Afghan capital Kabul. At least fifteen people were killed. There were also more than 25 wounded.
The attack came when voting was still taking place before the parliamentary elections. The violence and organizational problems overshadow the first parliamentary elections in eight years. In various places in Afghanistan the polling stations remain open on Sundays because the elections are chaotic.