Bomb kills family of 11 Afghans

2010-02-28 20:30

Kandahar - An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed 11 members of one family in southern Afghanistan.

Helmand provincial government spokesperson Daoud Ahmadi says the family was piled onto a tractor with a truck-bed hitched on the back when the vehicle struck a bomb on Sunday afternoon.

The family was travelling on a main road commonly used by international and Afghan forces. All aboard died, including two women and two children.

Ahmadi says the accident occurred in Helmand province's Now Zad district, significantly north of the area where international and Afghan forces have launched a massive military push against the Taliban.