Bus bomb kills nine, injures 22, in Afghanistan

At least nine civilians were killed and 22 others injured when a roadside bomb hit a public bus in a volatile province bordering Kabul, Afghan officials said today.

Deputy Wardak provincial police chief General Abdul Razaq Quraishi said blast happened in the Sayed Abad district.

Wardak is located next to Kabul and is considered a gateway and staging area for militant attacks on the capital.

A spokesman for the governor said the bus was travelling from eastern Ghazni province to the capital.

The deadly attack capped a week of violence around Afghanistan in which about 80 people have been killed, including six Americans and numerous insurgents.

The violence comes as Afghanistan’s spring fighting season gets fully under way. Fighting usually abates during the country’s harsh winter.


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