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IEDs blamed for 17 deaths

July 19, 2012 at 7:38 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 19 (UPI) -- Roadside bombs were blamed for 17 deaths in Afghanistan Thursday, including 15 civilians who died when their minibus was struck, officials said.

Elsewhere, the International Security Assistance Force said two coalition troops died following roadside bomb attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

The troops' nationalities and the circumstances of the attacks were not reported in the ISAF release.

Officials In Faryab province said the civilian minibus was in Pashtun Kot area when it was struck by an improvised explosive device, Khaama Press reported.

No one has claimed responsibility for the Faryab incident, officials said.

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