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Roadside blast kills 10 in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed 10 civilians, including a woman and five children, and wounded eight when it ripped through a van in southern Afghanistan yesterday, officials said.

The families were on their way to visit a relative who had recently returned from Makkah when their vehicle was hit in Dih Rawud district in rural Uruzgan province, district governor Nematullah Khaliqi told AFP.

Roadside bombs are the weapon of choice of hardline Islamist Taliban militants fighting Afghan forces and some 100,000 Nato troops in an effort to topple the government of President Hamid Karzai.

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