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Roadside Blasts Kill 12 Afghan Civilians

Police in Afghanistan say 12 civilians were killed in two roadside bombings in two days.

Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed Wednesday when their car struck a bomb in southern Kandahar province.

Another roadside bombing killed five people in Farah province on Tuesday.

In other violence, officials say 21 Taliban fighters were killed in an air strike by international forces in a remote area of southwestern Nimroz province.

Provincial Governor Ghulam Dagastir Azad says the bombings targeted three militant vehicles that were reported to be traveling toward Afghan security posts along the border with Pakistan.

He says that there were no civilian casualties.

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