Afghan official: Bomb kills 9 civilians in north

January 16, 2011 15:31

KABUL, Afghanistan — A station wagon carrying a family of Afghan civilians struck a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all nine aboard, an official said.

It was the second such incident in 24 hours. The day before, six were killed when their minivan also hit a roadside bomb, this time in the southern Helmand province.

The blast in northern Baghlan province happened after midday, said Mahmood Haqmal, a spokesman for the provincial government. The vehicle had just left the local capital when it struck the buried explosive, killing six women, two men and a child.

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