A station wagon packed with Afghan civilians struck a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan, triggering an explosion that killed 16 people, 11 of them children, Afghan officials said.
The vehicle was traveling in Herat province’s Shindand district when it hit the bomb, said Mohammad Salim, the police garrison chief for the district. Another four people in the car were wounded, he said.
Those in the car were part of the same extended family, Salim said. He did not provide further details. Provincial [...]READ MORE »