6 Aug 2009

Bomb devastates Afghan wedding party

9:40 pm on 6 August 2009

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan has killed at least 21 people travelling to a wedding in the south of the country.

Police in the Helmand province say women and children were among those killed in Garmsir district.

In a separate incident, five Aghan police were killed by a roadside bomb in the Nadali district of Helmand.

Roadside bombs are frequently used to attack foreign and Afghan forces.

Thousands of Nato troops are conducting offensives in Helmand.