Roadside Bomb Kills 17 in Afghanistan

Most of the casualties were women and children returning from a wedding


KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghan officials say 17 civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan.

Abdul Rahman Zhuwandai, a spokesman for Farah province, says the civilians killed were on a bus traveling on Friday to a wedding in Pusht Rod district.

He says most of the victims were women and children.