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20 killed, 25 wounded as roadside bomb struck passenger bus in SW. Afghanistan

07-28-2010 14:22 BJT

KABUL, July 28 (Xinhua) -- A roadside bomb on Wednesday morning hit a passenger bus in Nimruz province in southwest Afghanistan, killing 20 people and wounding 25 others, provincial governor said. "The tragic incident happened at around 07:00 a.m. local time between Dilaram district of the province and Bagwa district of the neighboring Farah province, Ghulam Dastgir Azad, governor of Nimruz province, told Xinhua.

He also added that the dead and wounded include many women and children.

"Many of the wounded are in critical conditions," said Azad, adding "casualties could further rise."

He said that some of the wounded have been rushed to a NATO hospital for treatment.

No groups or individuals have claimed of responsibility. However, Azad put the attack on the enemies of peace, a term used against Taliban militants.

This is the second devastating roadside incident in Afghanistan over the past three days. In the previous mishap took place in the southern Kandahar province on Monday 22 travelers were killed and 25 others were injured.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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