Roadside bomb kills 8 in Afghanistan's Helmand province

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:44 AM
Roadside bomb kills 8 in Afghanistan's Helmand province

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed at least eight Afghan civilians travelling in a minibus in the southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, a local government official said.

The bomb struck in the Marjah district of Helmand while travelers were on their way to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor.

(Reporting by Abdul Malek: Editing by Rob Taylor and Ron Popeski)