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Road bomb kills 9, hurts 22 in Afghanistan

April 8, 2013 at 8:16 AM   |   Comments

MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan, April 8 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb struck by a civilian bus in Afghanistan Monday killed at least nine people and injured 22 others, police said.

The bus hit the bomb in central eastern Maidan Wardak province at approximately 9 a.m. local time, provincial police chief spokesman Abdul Wali Noorzai said.

The bus was traveling from eastern Ghazni province toward Kabul when it struck the improvised explosive device, Khaama Press reported.

No group had claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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