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Civilians die in Afghan violence

Nov. 28, 2012 at 7:48 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Four Afghan civilians were killed early Wednesday morning in a bomb explosion in Helmand province, local authorities said.

The incident took place in Nawzad district when the vehicle in which the civilians were riding struck a roadside bomb, Afghanistan's Khaama Press reported.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the incident, which local officials blame on the Taliban.

In a separate incident, five civilians were killed by the Taliban in eastern Kumar province.

A provincial security spokesman said the five were abducted by the group before being killed.

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