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12:00 AM, January 17, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 17, 2011

Afghan bomb kills 9 civilians

Nine civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in Baghlan province, northern Afghanistan, as they travelled to a wedding yesterday, police and local officials said.
Six women, two men and a child died in the blast, which happened as the vehicle travelled from Pul-e-Khumri, the provincial capital, to a village in the province, on a road often used by foreign forces.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast.
"A mine struck a civilian minibus," provincial governor Abdul Majeed told AFP.
"Nine civilians -- six women, a child and two men -- have been killed. The road is often used by the PRT (provincial reconstruction team) soldiers.

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