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Blast In Afghanistan Kills At Least 14 Civilians

NATO and Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has struck a van in Afghanistan's south, killing at least 14 civilians.

The incident occurred today in the Nahr-e Saraj district of the southern Helmand Province, a Taliban stronghold and one of the country's most dangerous provinces.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the attack, calling its perpetrators "brutal and ignorant terrorists."

Roadside and other bombs are the most lethal weapons used by Taliban insurgents and are responsible for most casualties suffered among Afghan security forces, foreign troops, and civilians.

compiled from agency reports