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Roadside bomb kills 17 civilians

Last modified: 16 Nov 2012 15:51

A roadside bomb has killed 17 civilians in western Afghanistan.

Officials report that the minibus in Farah province was traveling to a wedding party when it struck the bomb. 

Abdul Rahman Zhewandai, provincial spokesman, told the AFP news agency that the dead were mainly women and children traveling from one village to another.