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Bomb kills 18 people, mostly women, on way to wedding in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed 18 people on their way to a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan, most of them women. The wounded, seen here, received treatment in Ghazni province. The district governor had this to say: SOUNDBITE (Pashto) DISTRICT GOVERNOR OF GHAZNI PROVINCE, QASIM DESIWAL, SAYING: "A minibus driving on the road was hit by a roadside bomb which martyred 18 people, including fourteen women, three men and one child." Civilian deaths due to roadside bombs are almost a daily occurrence in Afghanistan. But Sunday's death toll was unusually high.

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