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Blast kills 3 civilians, injures 8 in Afghanistan's Helmand province

May 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 8 (UPI) -- At least three Afghan civilians died and a number of others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in Helmand province Wednesday, officials said.

The explosion occurred in the Baghranian area in Nahr-e-Saraj district after a civilian vehicle struck the device, Khaama Press reported.

Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said five people, including two women, were injured in the blast.

Zwak blamed the bombing on Taliban insurgents.

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