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5 civilians killed, 7 injured in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

2009-09-23 16:24 BJT

KABUL, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Five civilians were killed and seven others were injured as their bus run on a mine planted by militants in Afghanistan's western province of Farah, an official said on Wednesday.

"A mini bus, heading from Khashrod district to neighboring Ghor province, hit a mine in Gulistan district in Farah Tuesday, as a result five people including women and children were killed and seven others were injured," said Rohul Hamin, governor of Farah.

The incident occurred one day after the International Peace Day while Afghans were celebrating religious festival Eid ul-Fitr.

The governor blamed Taliban militants for planting the mine.

Often Taliban militants fighting Afghan government, planted mines on roads to target Afghan and international troops.

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: Xinhua