Afghans die in blast

A remote-controlled bomb exploded near families having a picnic in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Afghans die in blast

A remote-controlled bomb exploded near families having a picnic in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding about 40, NATO and Afghan officials said.

Earlier reports from the area said a suicide bomber on foot had caused the blast close to a group of local officials handing out seeds to villagers as part of a programme to dissuade people from growing opium poppy.

A NATO official and a spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand said 13 people had been killed and between 40 and 45 were wounded.

The NATO official said the incident occurred in a district of Helmand province referred to as Nahr-e-Saraj or Gereshk.


Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Mart 2010, 14:12

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