Several Afghan Civilians Dead After Bomb Strikes Bus Near Kabul

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0  Updated at 4:23 am, August 7th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least nine Afghan civilians are dead and three others wounded after a remote-controlled explosive struck a minibus near Kabul Tuesday morning.

The blast occurred in Paghman district, an area that is a popular picnic spot for Afghans.  According to reports, the intended target may have been Afghan National Army soldiers but civilians were mistakenly hit instead.

Police have arrested the suspected insurgent, who was caught with the remote detonation device in his hand.  

While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, fingers are being pointed at the Taliban.

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