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Land mine kills 17 civilians, Afghan official says

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 16, 2012 at 8:50 a.m.

— Afghan officials say 17 civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan.

Abdul Rahman Zhuwandai, a spokesman for Farah province, said the civilians killed were on a bus traveling Friday to a wedding in Pusht Rod district.

He said most of the victims were women and children and added that at least 10 others were wounded in the afternoon explosion.

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