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Afghan roadside bomb kills 18, injures 15

Oct. 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan Friday, killing at least 18 people, mostly women and children, who were making their way to a wedding, police said.

The victims were on a minibus, heading to the wedding in the Dawlatabad district of Balkh province when the blast went off, The News International reported.

At least 18 people were killed and at least 15 others were injured, the BBC said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the attack.

"Planting a mine on a road used by civilians and the killing of innocent people represents hostility toward humanity," he said in a statement.

It was not clear who was responsible for the bomb.

Topics: Hamid Karzai
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