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Bomb blast kills 12 in Afghanistan: official

A Taliban-style bomb killed 12 civilians today when their van struck the device in eastern Afghanistan, an official said.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2010 20:35 IST
AFP

A Taliban-style bomb killed 12 civilians on Wednesday when their van struck the device in eastern Afghanistan, an official said.

The victims were heading home from a shopping trip when they hit the bomb -- known as an IED or improvised explosive device.

"There was an explosion on a civilian mini van on Wednesday. Twelve people including women and children and men, were killed in that explosion," Dawlat Khan Qayomi, district chief of Tani, in Khost province, told AFP.

First Published: Apr 28, 2010 20:31 IST