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Bombs Kill 14 Civilians in Southern Afghanistan

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 A Pakistani paramedic treats an Afghan boy injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan, at a hospital in Chaman, the border town of Pakistan, July 8, 2012.

A Pakistani paramedic treats an Afghan boy injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan, at a hospital in Chaman, the border town of Pakistan, July 8, 2012.

Afghan authorities say two roadside bombs have killed 14 civilians in the south of the country.

Officials in Kandahar province said a minivan ran over one bomb in the Arghistan district. Soon after, civilians riding on a tractor arrived to help the wounded and struck a second bomb on the road. It is not known how many people were killed in each blast.

Police blame Taliban insurgents for the explosions.

The United Nations says 3,021 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year, the vast majority by Islamic insurgents.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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