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Roadside Bomb Kills At Least 14 In Southern Afghanistan

Roadside bombs are common in Afghanistan.
Afghan officials say at least 14 people were killed when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar Province.

Dawa Khan Meenapal, a spokesman for the provincial government told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan the deadly incident happened on the outskirts of Kandahar's Maywand district on April 7.

Meenapal said foreign troops had blocked the main highway after a separate suicide car-bomb attack there earlier, prompting the vehicle to use a dirt road, where a homemade explosive device was planted.

The suicide car bomb attack had targeted a convoy of NATO troops.

Meenapal said there were no serious casualties in that attack.
With reporting by Reuters and AFP