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Bomb kills 9 people in western Afghanistan

Afghan soldiers stand in front of D-30 field guns during the 22nd anniversary of the victory of the Afghan Mujahideen, in Herat on April 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Aref Karimi

KABUL: An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed nine people and wounded two in the country's western Herat province.

Provincial government spokesman Samih Wafa says the attack took place in the province's Shindand district around midnight on Tuesday, when the vehicle the victims were riding in hit the roadside bomb.

Wafa says all the victims are from the same family and were on their way from one village to another when the bomb exploded.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. It came hours after another roadside bombing in the province killed three policemen and wounded two others.

 

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