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Explosion kills 20 in Afghan town

08-18-2011 18:55 BJT

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In Afghanistan, an explosion has killed 20 people and wounded 12 others in western Herat province, over 600 Kilometres west of the capital, Kabul.

A spokesman for the provincial governor said the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. local time on Thursday when a mini-bus was hit either by a landmine or another type of roadside explosive. Women and children are among the victims.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

An injured child receives treatment in a hospital in western Afghan province of Herat on Aug 18. 2011. A total of 24 civilians were killed and 11 others injured in two powerful bomb blasts minutes apart on Thursday morning in Obe district in western Afghan province of Herat t,Interior Ministry said. (Xinhua/Sardar)

 

An injured child receives treatment in a hospital in western Afghan province of Herat on Aug 18. 2011. (Xinhua/Sardar)

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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