At least 11 killed as roadside bomb hits bus in Afghanistan

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    A roadside bomb struck a bus in #Afghanistan overnight #killing at least 11 people just hours before the #Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire to mark this week’s #Eid al-Fitr holiday, the interior ministry said Monday. FRANCE 24’s Nanna Muus Steffensen tells us more.

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    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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