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Afghan bomb blast kills 8, injures 40

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Afghan security personnel secure a road as smoke billows from the site of suicide attack in Jalalabad AFP / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

KABUL (Xinhua) – At least eight people were killed and 40 others wounded as a roadside bomb blast struck a passenger bus in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah yesterday. The explosion occurred at around 04:30 am local time along a main road in Lakhshak locality of Bala Buluk district after the bus touched off an improvised explosive device (IED). The provincial government, in a statement, blamed Taliban for planting the device.

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