Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Afghanistan

Roadside Bomb Kills At Least 14 In Southern Afghanistan

By RFE/RL's Radio Free 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

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