Eleven members of an afghan family including women and children, were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb while they were travelling for an engagement ceremony in the country’s volatile east.

The attack occurred in the Mohammad Agha district of Laghman province but no militant group has so far claimed responsibility.

Provincial authorities blamed the Taliban, who launched their annual spring offensive” last month, for the killings.

The Taliban were not immediately reachable for comment, but roadside bombs have been the militants’ weapon of choice in their war against foreign and afghan security forces.