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Afghan government: Roadside bomb kills pregnant woman and family en route to hospital

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, center, leaves a hall after holding a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 11, 2012. The defense minister said the recent deaths had not altered France's withdrawal plan, but stressed that some French forces would stay to help train Afghan security forces and help manage the airport in Kabul. About 1,400 French soldiers are expected to remain. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
June 11, 2012 - 4:42 AM

KABUL - The Afghan Interior Ministry says an ambulance struck a roadside bomb, killing a pregnant woman who was being rushed to the hospital and four of her family members.

The statement says the ambulance was driving on a road Monday in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul when it hit the buried explosive. It says the dead included two women and two children.

Meanwhile, an official says another 4 civilians were killed in an attack in the east. Ghazni provincial spokesman Fazel Ahmad Sabawon says two women and two children died when a mortar fired by insurgents hit their home. He says the militants appeared to be aiming for a government building nearby, but missed their target. He says the incident happened in Ghazni province's Gilan district.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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