20 Oct 2012

Wedding vehicle hit by bomb

6:16 pm on 20 October 2012

A roadside bomb has killed at least 18 people on their way to a wedding in northern Afghanistan. At least 15 others were wounded.

A minibus was carrying men, women and children to the wedding in the Dawlatabad district of Balkh province when it was blown up at about 6am on Friday.

The BBC says no one has admitted the attack, and it is not clear if the minibus was the intended target.

Northern Afghanistan has been one of the safest parts of the country since 2001.