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Mine blast kills five in Afghanistan

world Updated: Dec 17, 2007 15:13 IST
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All five members of a family have been killed when their vehicle hit land mines planted by Taliban insurgents in central Afghan province of Uruzgan, a police official said on Monday.

The incident took place on Sunday at 2 pm (GMT 09:30) when a couple with their three children were riding a motorbike on a highway in Uruzgan province, provincial police chief Juma Himat said.

"The land mines were supposed to be planted by Taliban insurgents for attacking Afghan army and NATO forces," he said.

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