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Roadside Bomb Kills At Least 14 In Southern Afghanistan

Roadside bombs are common in 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