Roadside bomb kills 15 in Afghanistan; mostly women, girls

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The interior ministry blames the Taleban for Wednesday evening’s bombing.

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has struck a civilian vehicle going to a wedding, killing at least 15 people, almost all of them women and young girls.

Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman, said two other civilians were wounded in the blast in the northeastern Kunduz province.

He says six women, six girls and two infants died in the explosion, as well as the male driver.

Enamudin Rahmani, police spokesman for Kunduz province, confirmed the report.

The interior ministry blames the Taleban for Wednesday evening’s bombing. The militant group has not commented.

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