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Afghan roadside bomb 'kills 17 civilians'

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A Taliban bomb in western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed 12 women, four children and one man travelling in a three-wheel minivan, officials said, adding that at least seven other passengers were wounded. 

Afghan police remove a damaged vehicle following a roadside bomb explosion on the outskirts of Herat, on November 12, 2011. A Taliban bomb in western Afghanistan has killed ten women and one man travelling in a three-wheel vehicle, Afghan police told AFP.

"Unfortunately as a result of this blast, 12 women, four children and one man have been killed and five children, one man and one woman have been wounded," Herat province police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told AFP.

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