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Over 30 killed in Afghan road mine explosion

Jul 31, 2019 16:20 IST

Over 30 people were killed and scores were wounded when a passenger bus hit a mine on a national highway in Afghanistan's Farah province on Wednesday. The explosion occurred when the bus packed with passengers detonated the mine on the road linking the provinces of Herat and Kandahar. According to the UN the number of civilian casualties in nearly two decades of the Afghan conflict remains extremely high, with 1,366 dead and 2,446 wounded in the first half of 2019 alone.