Nine Dead After Bus Hits Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan


0  Updated at 10:46 am, April 8th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Nine people were killed on Monday when a civilian bus hit a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan.

A spokesperson for the governor of Wardak province says the bus was on its way from Ghazni province to Wardak province when it hit a Taliban-planted roadside bomb in Salar.

One woman and a child were among those killed, according to the spokesperson.  Twenty-one others were injured, including four children, six women and 11 men.

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