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A roadside bomb has killed nine people traveling by bus in Afghanistan's Wardak Province.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, said the explosion in the Sayed Abad district on April 8 also injured at least 22 other people aboard the vehicle.

The public bus was traveling from Ghazni Province through Wardak to Kabul.

The governor's spokesman blamed the Taliban for the attack, but there has been no statement from the militant group.

On April 6, five Americans were killed in the country's east and south in two attacks blamed on the Taliban.

The violence comes as Afghanistan's spring fighting season gets fully under way after abating during the harsh winter season.

Based on reporting by AP, dpa, and AFP
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