17 killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 - 8:06


At least 17 people including women and children have been killed by a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan.


Ten of the dead were members of the same family.


Police told that the bomb in Herat province had been placed near a trailer being pulled by a motorcycle to transport civilians.


They said the Taliban had apparently planted the bomb in an attempt to kill Afghan troops.


Instead, the device went off next to the makeshift vehicle.