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Afghan bomb kills 11, including five children: police

world Updated: Jul 17, 2009 13:35 IST

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A roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants killed 11 civilians, including five children, travelling to a shrine in southern Afghanistan on Friday, police said.

The explosives ripped through a civilian pick-up vehicle, which was taking men, women and children to visit the shrine in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, just a few kilometres (miles) from the Pakistani border.

"Three women, three men and five children were killed," General Saifullah Hakim, a senior border police official, told AFP.

"All of them were civilians. The were going to a shrine when their vehicle was hit by a newly planted bomb," he added.

Another police official in the area confirmed the toll.