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Bombs kill 14 civilians in southern Afghanistan

Separate roadside blasts in southern Afghanistan have killed 14 civilians, including three children, officials said.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2009 17:31 IST

Separate roadside blasts in southern Afghanistan have killed 14 civilians, including three children, officials said. Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial government, says 11 civilians were killed on Wednesday after their van hit a bomb in the Gereshk district of the province.

Ahmadi blamed the Taliban for planting the bomb. Mohammad Shah Khan, a police official, says three children died after a bomb they found exploded while they were playing with it on a road west of Kandahar's capital.

Taliban regularly plant roadside bombs to attack Afghan and foreign troops but most victims of such attacks have been civilians.