18 in wedding party killed by IED
A massive roadside kaboom has killed at least 18 people, mostly women and kiddies, on their way to a wedding in northern Afghanistan.
At least 15 others were maimed in what a BBC correspondent called one of the worst such attacks for some time.
The victims were on a minibus, heading to the wedding in the Dawlatabad district of Balkh province, when it was struck at about 06:00 local time.
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strongly condemned the attack.
"Planting a mine on a road used by civilians and the killing of innocent people represents hostility toward humanity," he said in a statement.
No-one has admitted carrying out the attack, and it is not clear if the minibus was the intended target.
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