Roadside Bomb Planted by Taliban Kills 17 Afghans on the Way to a Wedding

Roadside Bomb Planted by Taliban Kills 17 Afghans on the Way to a Wedding
Sun 18-11-2012

A roadside bomb planted by Taliban killed 17 civilians mostly women and children on their way to a wedding party in western Afghanistan on Friday. 2 NATO troops were also killed by one of the bombs in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, the International Security Assistance Force said, without giving further details. provincial government spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhewandai said: "Those killed in the latest blast were travelling in a minibus from one village to another for the celebrations when the explosion ripped through their vehicle in Farah province." "The latest toll we have shows that 17 civilians, the majority of them women and children, were killed and 14 more were wounded," said provincial police chief Aqa Noor Kintoz. "Among the wounded are nine women, one child and four men," he said, blaming Taliban militants for planting the bomb.