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9 of a family killed as car hits roadside bomb in Baghlan

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9 of a family killed as car hits roadside bomb in Baghlan

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May 20, 2016 - 10:00

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Nine civilians, including womeninfo-icon and children, have been killed in a roadside bombing in the northern province of Baghlan, an official said on Friday.

The explosion took place in Baghlan Markazi district on Thursday evening, when a van carrying the civilians struck the explosive device, the town’s police chief said.

Col. Mohibullah told Pajhwok Afghan News the ill-fated vehicle hit the roadside bomb on its way from New City to Qanghar Atha village.

Nine people of a family, including four women and three children, were killed and three others wounded in the explosion, he said, adding the injured were evacuated to hospital.

The police officer blamed the Talibaninfo-icon for planting the explosive device, but the insurgents have not yet reacted to the allegation.

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