A roadside bomb killed 18 people on their way to a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan, most of them women.

The wounded, seen here, received treatment in Ghazni province.

The district governor had this to say:

SOUNDBITE (Pashto) DISTRICT GOVERNOR OF GHAZNI PROVINCE, QASIM DESIWAL, SAYING:

"A minibus driving on the road was hit by a roadside bomb which martyred 18 people, including fourteen women, three men and one child."

Civilian deaths due to roadside bombs are almost a daily occurrence in Afghanistan.

But Sunday's death toll was unusually high.

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