At least 13 dead in Afghanistan in roadside bomb

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Posted: Apr 07, 2014 10:16 AM

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 13 civilians were killed in a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Monday two days after a presidential election, a local official said.

"A roadside bomb exploded underneath a civilian van, killing all 13 on board," said Dawa Khan Minapal, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor. He said foreign troops had blocked the main road after a separate car bomb explosion earlier, prompting the van to use a dirt road where the home-made bomb was planted.

(Reporting by Sarwar Amani in Kandahar and Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi in Kabul Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Angus MacSwan)