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6 Afghan civilians killed in bomb blast in south

The Afghan government says a minivan full of civilians struck a roadside bomb in the restive south, killing six people in the vehicle.

world Updated: Jan 18, 2011 12:52 IST

The Afghan government says a minivan full of civilians struck a roadside bomb in the restive south, killing six people in the vehicle.

The Helmand provincial governor's office said in a statement issued on Monday that the blast also wounded the three others riding in the Toyota Townace.

The dead included women and children.

The blast, which took place on Sunday afternoon, occurred in Sangin district, where international forces have been taking heavy casualties while battling a strong insurgency.