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At least 28 killed as bus hits roadside bomb in Afghanistan: Official

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AFP Herat, Afghanistan Jul 31, 2019, 10.26 AM (IST)

Dozens of passengers, mostly women and children, were killed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials said.

"A passenger bus travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a Taliban roadside bomb. So far at least 28 killed, 10 wounded," said Muhibullah Muhib, the spokesman for Farah province.

Farooq Barakzai, a spokesman for Farah's governor, confirmed the toll but warned it may rise higher.

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'A passenger bus travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a Taliban roadside bomb. So far at least 28 killed, 10 wounded,' said Muhibullah Muhib, the spokesman for Farah province