Officials say separate roadside blasts in southern Afghanistan have killed 14 civilians, including three children. Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial government, says 11 civilians were killed Wednesday after their van hit a bomb in the Gereshk district of the province. Ahmadi blamed the Taliban for planting the bomb. Mohammad Shah Khan, a police official, says three children died after a bomb they found exploded while they were playing with it on a road west of Kandahar's capital.