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Afghan wedding guests killed by roadside bomb

Victims, including seven women, were travelling in Giro district of Ghazni province after wedding ceremony.

Last updated: 31 May 2014 10:07
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A roadside bomb has killed 12 civilians in eastern Afghanistan, officials have said.

Afghan provincial officials in Ghazni said two minivans hit a roadside bomb in Giro district.

The passengers in the two vehicles were going to a wedding. The blast killed seven women, three children and two men, while a further five people were wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Roadside bombings are a major threat to both Afghan security forces and civilians across the country.

Such attacks have escalated as the Taliban intensify their campaign ahead of the US-led foreign forces' withdrawal by the end of 2014.

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