Afghanistan: 34 killed, including women and children, after bus hits roadside bomb

Afghanistan: 34 killed, including women and children, after bus hits roadside bomb

At least 34 civilian passengers, mainly women and children, were murdered and 17 others were injured in Afghanistan when the bus they were traveling in ran over a roadside bomb planted by Muslim terrorists.

A passenger bus traveling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a “Taliban roadside bomb”, said Muhibullah Muhib, the spokesman for Farah province. All were civilians, mostly women and children, he said.

A spokesman for Farah’s governor confirmed the toll but warned it might rise higher.

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There was no immediate confirmation from the Taliban terror group that it was behind the attack.

Taliban terrorists operate in the region and frequently use roadside bombs to target government officials and security forces.

The blast came one day after the United Nations said civilians were being killed and wounded at a “shocking” level in Afghanistan’s war, despite a push to end the nearly 18-year-old conflict.