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Roadside bomb kills 8 in Afghanistan's Helmand province
March 14, 2012 / 9:50 AM / 6 years ago

Roadside bomb kills 8 in Afghanistan's Helmand province

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed at least eight Afghan civilians travelling in a minibus in the southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, a local government official said.

Afghan police investigate at the site of a motorcycle bomb attack in Kandahar province March 14, 2012. A motorcycle bomb killed an Afghan intelligence official and wounded three people in the southern city of Kandahar on Wednesday, a local government spokesman told Reuters. REUTERS/ Ahmad Nadeem

The bomb struck in the Marjah district of Helmand while travelers were on their way to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor.

Reporting by Abdul Malek: Editing by Rob Taylor and Ron Popeski

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