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Police: Roadside bomb kills 18 in Afghanistan

on October 28, 2013 10:00 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police say a roadside bomb has killed 18 civilians and wounded five as they rode a small bus home after attending a wedding in a lawless district of eastern Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.

Deputy provincial police chief Col. Asadullah Ensafi said the blast occurred Sunday in the Andar district as the bus traveled from one village to another.

He said the dead include 14 women, three men and a child. Ensfai said the wounded are all women and two are in critical condition.

Roadside bombs are the Taliban’s weapon of choice and are responsible for the overwhelming majority of civilian casualties.

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