10 civilians killed in southern Afghanistan blast

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 30, 2010 12:04

NATO and Afghan officials say more than 10 civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

A statement by the international coalition says several others were wounded in the blast, which occurred in a crowded area of the Nahr-e-Sarah district in Helmand province on Thursday.

Dauod Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Helmand governor, says a minibus hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban. Ahmadi said that 14 people were killed and wounded, but he could not say specifically how many were dead.


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