25 killed as Afghan bus hits bomb

The bomb exploded as the bus travelled on a highway through Nimroz province, provincial governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad and the interior ministry said.

Although there was no claim of responsibility, officials blamed the attack on the Taliban, which is fighting to overthrow the Afghan government and evict 1,50,000 foreign troops in a nine-year insurgency.

Azad said more than 20 civilians were killed in the blast. The interior ministry in Kabul put the death toll at 25 with more than 20 others injured.

“The bomb was planted by the enemies because a coalition convoy was supposed to cross the area in the morning,” Azad said, referring to Nato forces.

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