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Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in Afghanistan’s Herat province

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

world Updated: Jan 21, 2018 14:48 IST
AP, Kabul
Afghanistan bomb blast,Afghanistan terrorism,Herat province
A roadside bomb killed 12 civilians in Afghanistan.(AP File Photo)

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province.

Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, says a 13th person was wounded in the explosion early Sunday, which struck a vehicle in the Gulran district.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Walizada blamed Taliban insurgents, who often plant roadside bombs to target Afghan security forces.

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First Published: Jan 21, 2018 14:31 IST