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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:43 AM

Afghan civilians killed in bomb blast near Kabul

Source: BBC

A bomb blast near the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least eight civilians, local officials say.

They say the remote-controlled device hit a minibus in the Paghman district at about 0500 local time (0030 GMT).

The officials say the intended target was a police patrol. A man suspected of placing the bomb has been arrested.

Taliban insurgents often use roadside bombs to carry out attacks, but no group has so far claimed responsibility for Tuesday's blast.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19159499

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