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18 killed in roadside bomb blast

Eighteen people have been killed after a roadside bomb struck a small bus coming from a wedding in Afghanistan.

The blast occurred in the Andar district of eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province as the bus travelled from one village to another just before dusk, police said.

The dead include 14 women, three men and a child. Five women were also injured in the blast, two of which are in critical condition.

Andar is one of the few districts in Ghazni where the Taliban retain some measure of control and often attack security forces, mostly by laying bombs along roads.

AP

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