A mourner after 59 people were killed on Tuesday
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Second day of violence as bomb kills 19 Afghans in Helmand

At least 19 Afghan civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province, said officials.

The incident occurred in the province's volatile Sangin district - a Taliban stronghold - Helmand spokesman Daud Ahmadi said.

The dead are said to include women and children, many from the same family.

The deaths come amid mourning for 59 people, mainly Shia worshippers, who were killed in twin bomb attacks in the country on Tuesday

Quentin Somerville reports from Kabul

  • 07 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia
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