A Taliban bomb in western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed ten women and one man travelling in a three-wheel vehicle, officials said, adding that at least four children are also among the injured.

"The three-wheel vehicle was struck by a roadside mine planted by the Taliban as it was on its way from Obe district centre to a nearby village," Sher Agha, the police chief Obe district, Herat province, told AFP.

"As a result, ten women and one man were killed; four children, one man and one woman were also injured."