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Bride and groom among Afghan bus blast death toll

Latest update : 2008-08-02

A suspected rebel bomb attack struck a minibus in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 13 people including a newly married bride and groom, and leaving many others wounded.

A suspected rebel bomb struck a minibus carrying a newly married couple in southern Afghanistan Saturday, killing the bride and groom and 11 wedding guests, police said.
   
Police chiefs blamed the bombing in the southern province of Kandahar on "enemies of Afghanistan", a reference to Taliban militants involved in an insurgency launched after they were removed from government in 2001.
   
The blast killed eight women, including the bride, as well as two children and three men, one of them the groom, Spin Boldak border police commander Abdul Raziq told AFP.
   
The Kandahar police chief, Mutiullah Khan, had earlier said 10 people including the newly married couple were killed in blast in Spin Boldak, which is near the Pakistan border.
   
"A roadside bomb exploded under a minibus carrying a bride and groom. Ten people including the bride and the groom were martyred," Kandahar province police chief Mutiullah Khan told AFP.
   
Six other people, including women and children, were wounded in the blast, both officials said.
   
"The bomb was planted to target security forces," Khan said.
   
It was similar to a wave of bombing by Islamic Taliban-led insurgents who are battling the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.
   
The rebels claim that their attacks are targeted at Afghan and international troops, but they usually kill more civilians.
 

Date created : 2008-08-02

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