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Bomb kills 18 people on way to wedding in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb in east Afghanistan killed 18 people who were travelling to a wedding party by minibus, a local government official said on Sunday.

Five women were also wounded, he added.

"They were going to attend a wedding party when their minibus was hit by a roadside bomb... which killed 18 mostly females, including children," said the governor's spokesman, Shafiq Nang Safai.