Despite of, “Important Progress” said by Barack Obama during his surprised visit in Afghanistan last week more bomb blast encountered in Afghanistan that killed civilians and some were injured. Bomb killed 15 civilians and a car bomb wounded five police in roadside southern Afghanistan while in north 5 were wounded when a suicide bomber drive a police car. Even in the east 7 died in a disputed incident that sent hundreds pouring onto the streets of Gardez city in a protest that turned violent. Both police and protester fired each other and burned tire barricades that filled the streets with smoke and more civilians were injured. Local officials said an air strike by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed seven road construction company employees overnight. ISAF said Afghan and foreign troops were approached and then fired on by armed men while hunting an insurgent and shot back, killing seven. "The security force ... is currently assessing who the individuals were, why they were armed and why they were in that area at that time of the morning," ISAF said in a statement. Despite of more troops were sent to Afghanistan casualties have risen rapidly for this year. According to U.N. figures, 1,271 civilians were killed in the first six months of this year, up by a fifth on the same period in 2009. About 680 troops have been killed so far in 2010, around a third of the number killed since the start of the war.