Bomb kills 12 civilians in Afghan southeast

KHOST, Afghanistan Sun Mar 6, 2011 4:36am EST

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KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Twelve civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in an increasingly volatile area of southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, a provincial governor said.

Two women and five children were among those killed in the blast, which took place in Waza Khwa district of Paktika province, the province's governor, Mohebullah Sameem, said.

"The people were coming from Pakistan when their car was hit by a roadside bomb," Sameem said.

(Reporting Elyas Wahdat, Writing by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Paul Tait)

(For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan)

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