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IED kills 10 civilians aboard Afghan bus

GHANZI, Afghanistan, July 1 (UPI) -- Ten people died in Afghanistan Sunday when a civilian bus was hit by a roadside bomb in Ghazni province, the International Security Assistance Force said.

Another 19 passengers were injured in the blast, which occurred around 9 a.m. local time as the crowded bus traveled along a road in the province's Ghazni district.

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"Killing our defenseless and innocent fellow civilian citizens is an unforgivable crime that insurgents should know the people of Afghanistan will neither forget nor forgive it," Provincial Gov. Musa Khan Akbarzada said in a written statement.

The ISAF said in a written statement the bombing raised the civilian death toll in eastern Afghanistan for the week of June 23-July 1 to 40, with another dozen injured. The vast majority of the casualties were the result of insurgent attacks.

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