World Afghanistan Bus Blast Kills 18 Afghanistan Bus Blast Kills 18 Only Available in Archive Formats. Real Media Facebook Twitter Google+ Email January 31, 200312:00 AM ET An Afghan police official says 18 bus passengers died when a bomb exploded on a bridge near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. A nearby Afghan army post may have been the intended target, officials say. NPR News reports. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.