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Seven die in Afghanistan attack

AfghanistanSeven people have been killed after a roadside bomb exploded near a van carrying civilians in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Nine others were wounded in the incident which happened in Sabari district in Khost province, the officials added.

Khost is a restive province with frequent clashes between US-led coalition forces and the Taleban.

Last month, two Nato soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in Khost.

Interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told AFP news agency that an “improvised explosive device planted by the enemies of the people of Afghanistan that hit the vehicle”.

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“As a result seven civilians, including a woman, were killed and nine other civilians wounded” in the attack, he said.

The local police said that the van carrying the civilians was travelling on a road also used by foreign and Afghan troops.

The police blamed Taleban militants for planting the bomb.

There are about 70,000 foreign troops fighting the Taleban in the country.

The Taleban have been steadily increasing their attacks over the past three years.

The new US administration of Barack Obama has vowed to make Afghanistan a priority and has pledged tens of thousands more US troops.

There have also been a number of suicide attacks in the Khost area in recent months, most of them claimed by the Taleban.

Source: BBC News

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