A roadside bomb struck a van full of civilians Wednesday morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing 10 people and wounding at least six others, officials said. All those killed were Afghan civilians.

The attack, the latest in a string of bombings in Khost province. Wednesday’s attack took place on a road commonly used by coalition and Afghan troops.

Afghan police blamed the Taliban for the attack. The attack took place in the Sabari district, which has seen repeated clashes between militants and security forces.

In February, two NATO soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in Khost.

Roadside bombings throughout Afghanistan have increased by 30 percent over the past year, officials have said, amid a general increase in violence.

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