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Afghan Bomb Blast Kills 17

KABUL -- A roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan's western Farah Province has killed at least 17 people, mostly women and children.

A provincial government spokesman, Abdul Rahman Zawandai, told RFE/RL that nine people were also injured in the incident.

The bomb hit a minibus carrying a group of local villagers to a wedding party in another village.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the government spokesman blamed Taliban militants.