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13 killed in Afghan roadside bombing: police

A roadside bomb tore through a civilian vehicle in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing nine children and four women, police said, updating an earlier toll of six.

world Updated: Mar 16, 2012 14:58 IST

A roadside bomb tore through a civilian vehicle in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing nine children and four women, police said, updating an earlier toll of six.

The blast hit a station wagon in the Dihrawud district of southern Uruzgan province, provincial police spokesman Farid Ail told AFP.

"There are 13 people dead: nine children and four women," he said. Two others were injured, he added.