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Afghan Official Says Land Mine Kills 17 Civilians

Posted at: 11/16/2012 10:32 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say 17 civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan.

Abdul Rahman Zhuwandai, a spokesman for Farah province, says the civilians killed were on a bus traveling on Friday to a wedding in Pusht Rod district.

He says most of the victims were women and children.

He says at least 10 others were wounded in the afternoon explosion.

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