An explosion ripped through a passenger bus on Herat-Kandahar highway killing or wounding at least 34 civilians.

The passenger bus was reportedly travelling to Farah province from Herat when it struck an Improvised Explosive Device.

The explosion has killed at least 34 civilians and wounded 17 others including many women and children.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices to target the security forces but majority of such attacks inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

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