Nomads Die in Roadside Blast in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A provincial governor says a roadside blast has killed five nomads and dozens of sheep in southwestern Afghanistan.

The Nimroz province Gov. Ghulam Dastagir says the nomads were transporting sheep on a truck when their vehicle hit the freshly planted bomb late on Monday.

Dastagir accused Taliban militants for the blast. It happened on the road frequently used by Afghan and foreign troops.

More than 1,200 people - mostly militants - have died in insurgency-related violence in Afghanistan this year, according to a tally compiled by The Associated Press.

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