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Roadside bomb kills at least 34 in Afghanistan

By
Nicholas Sakelaris
Passengers injured by the roadside bomb receive medical treatment Wednesday at a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan. Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA-EFE
Passengers injured by the roadside bomb receive medical treatment Wednesday at a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan. Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA-EFE

July 31 (UPI) -- Dozens of people were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday when a passenger bus struck a roadside bomb in the Shawiz area, authorities said.

The bus was traveling to Farah province from Herat along the Herat-Kandahar highway when it struck an improvised explosive device.

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At least 34 people were killed, officials said. No terrorist group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The United Nations reported Tuesday that civilian deaths declined by nearly 30 percent over the first half of 2019, compared to the same period last year.

Two U.S. Army paratroopers were killed in Afghanistan Monday.

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