Roadside bomb kills 19 in south Afghanistan: official

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Posted: Jul 29, 2011 3:13 AM
Roadside bomb kills 19 in south Afghanistan: official

KANDAHAR (Reuters) - A roadside mine exploded under a civilian minibus in southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing all 19 people inside, the head of the intelligence service for Helmand province said.

The minibus was traveling from Nahr-e-Saraj district to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Kamaludden, head of the National Directorate of Security in Helmand.

(Reporting by Ismail Sameem, writing by Emma Graham-Harrison, editing by Michelle Nichols)