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Women among 5 dead in Helmand blast

Women among 5 dead in Helmand blast

Aug 13, 2011 - 14:55

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Three womeninfo-icon were among five civilians killed in a roadside bombing in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province on Saturday, an official said. 

The victims were travelling in a vehicle that hit the landmine in the Spin Jumaat area, the governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He blamed the Talibaninfo-icon for planting the improvised explosive device that struck the civilian vehicle.

Resident Juma Gul said that five passengers had lost their lives in the explosion. Roadside bombings and gun attacks in the area have increased in recent days. Four police officials were killed in a mine blast in the same area last week.



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