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Roadside bomb kills 18 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL — A roadside bomb killed 18 civilians Sunday, mostly women and children, after it struck a small bus coming from a wedding in a lawless district of eastern Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, police said.

Deputy provincial police chief Colonel Asadullah Ensafi said the blast occurred in the Andar district as the bus traveled from one village to another just before dusk.

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