Roadside bomb kills 11 in west Afghanistan

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Posted: Nov 08, 2011 3:55 AM
Roadside bomb kills 11 in west Afghanistan

The Afghan Interior Ministry says a roadside bombing in the country's west has killed 11 people, most of them members of one family.

A ministry statement on Tuesday says the bomb went off as a police vehicle was driving by Monday evening in Badghis province's Qadis district. The vehicle was part of a three-vehicle police convoy that had stopped shortly before to pick up a family that needed a ride into town.

The ministry says nine of the 11 killed were from one family, including six children and two women. Two policemen were also killed while three people _ a 10-year-old child and two other policemen _ were wounded.

The ministry condemned what it described as an "un-Islamic" act that killed the civilians during the second day of a major Islamic holiday.