Roadside Bomb Kills 18 on Way to Wedding in Afghanistan

A roadsides bomb ripped through a minibus killing 18 people traveling to a wedding in eastern Afghanistan Sunday evening, a government official told NBC News. The blast killed mostly women and some children as they made their way to the Andar district of the Ghazni province for the occasion, Shafiq Nang, a spokesperson at the Governor's Office in Ghazni said. Two men were killed in the attack, Nang said. Five others were wounded, he said. Ghazni is known as the "culture capital" of Afghanistan but is also a frequent target of Taliban attacks. The Taliban did not immediately claim responsibility, although it usually denies having a hand in attacks that kill civilians. The local government said, however, it believed the insurgency was to blame.

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