Afghan roadside bomb kills 18, injures 15

Oct. 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Hamid Karzai
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Wisconsin's Walker in hot seat over open-records restrictions
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
Putin congratulates U.S. on Independence Day
Immigrant who shot S.F. woman was deported 5 times in the past, police say
Greek economy reaches low point on eve of referendum