Bomb kills eight Afghan civilians

Mazar-I-Sharif

Eight civilians, including women and children, were killed in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday when a roadside bomb apparently targeting security forces ripped through the vehicle in which they were travelling, officials said.
Another six people were wounded in the early morning blast in Sholgara district in Balkh province, Abdul Razaq Qaderi, deputy provincial police chief, told AFP.
“They were travelling towards the centre of the district when their vehicle was hit,” he said, adding four children were among the dead.—AFP

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