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6 Afghan Civilians Killed in Blast

  • VOA News

Officials in southern Afghanistan say a roadside bomb blast has killed six family members.

Authorities say the two women and four men, all civilians, were killed Friday evening when their car struck a mine in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province.

Roadside bombs are the favorite weapons of Taliban insurgents fighting to oust the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.

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