Updated: 04/07/2014 22:21 | By Agence France-Presse

Roadside bomb kills 13 Afghan civilians

A roadside bomb killed 13 civilians travelling in a pick-up truck in a volatile district of southern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, in the first major incident since elections two days ago.


Roadside bomb kills 13 Afghan civilians

Afghan firefighters extinguish a fire at the scene of a bomb attack in Laghman province on March 30, 2014 - by Waseem Nikzad

"A civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Maiwand district," Ghorzang Afridi, Kandahar provincial police spokesman told AFP. "As a result of the blast, 13 civilians were killed, all men."

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