THE WORLDPOST
07/02/2011 11:19 am ET Updated Sep 01, 2011

Afghanistan Civilian Deaths: Buried Bombs Kill 30 Afghans In 48-Hours

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan-- Buried bombs killed 30 Afghan civilians in a 48-hour span, in the latest grim illustration of the dangers faced by noncombatants as the season's fighting heats up.

Insurgents routinely seed roads and pathways with IEDs, or improvised explosive devices _ their favored weapon against Western troops. But most often, those killed and injured by the hidden bombs are civilians.

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