Seven Dead in Roadside Explosion

KABUL (AP) - Seven people are dead and nine are wounded after a
roadside bomb exploded and hit a van carrying civilians in eastern
Afghanistan.

Police Chief Abdul Qajum Bakizoy says the early Wednesday blast
ripped through the van in Sabari district of Khost province.

The area is known for militant activity and clashes between U.S.
coalition troops and insurgents.

The Taliban and other insurgent groups regularly use roadside
bombs in their attacks against Afghan and foreign troops, but the
majority of the victims in such attacks have been civilian.

NATO says the number of roadside bombings rose by over 30
percent in 2008.


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