- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A passenger bus hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s south on Thursday, and the blast killed 20 people, an Afghan official said.

Musa Rasoli, Nimroz province’s deputy police chief, said those on the bus were traveling from Kandahar, the largest city in the south, to Nimroz province in the southwest.

Deputy Chief Rasoli said one other passenger was wounded in the explosion. It wasn’t immediately clear how many were on board.

The accident occurred in the same place where two different buses hit roadside bombs last year, killing 30 people in those explosions. Deputy Chief Rasoli said the route also is used by the Afghan police and army and by U.S.-led coalition forces.

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