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Eighteen Killed as Mine Blasts Afghan Minibus

At least 18 people were killed near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday when a minibus packed with civilians hit an anti-tank mine rigged to a mortar bomb, officials said. Police blamed the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden, but others said it could have been the work of Taliban fighters or a renegade warlord whose men came under a massive U.S.-led attack in the area earlier in the week. Witnesses who rushed to help survivors described a scene of carnage. Hours after the blast, debris was still scattered over a large area and a one meter (three feet) deep crater blasted out of the road. Full Story

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