Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghans

AP News
Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:05 AM
Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say a powerful roadside bomb has killed five civilians and two police officers near a police checkpoint in western Afghanistan.

The governor of Nimroz province, Mohammad Sarwar Subat, says the blast occurred Thursday as a vehicle carrying the civilians was heading for a court hearing in the provincial capital, Zaranj.

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The governor says the bomb was planted by "enemies of the state" — a term used by officials to describe the Taliban or allied groups.