9 youngsters have been killed in a roadside blast in north-eastern Afghanistan as they made their option to college.
The youngsters – eight boys and a lady aged between seven and 10 – unintentionally stepped on a deliberately-planted mine, officers mentioned.
To date, nobody has claimed duty for the bomb.
Final month, the UN mentioned 1,174 Afghan civilians had been killed within the three months till the top of September.
Greater than three,000 individuals have additionally been injured over this era, the UN mentioned.
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“At eight.30am (04:00 GMT) this morning, tragically, 9 college youngsters have been martyred in a landmine blast,” Jawad Hejri, a spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, advised AFP information company.
He alleged that the roadside machine had been planted by the Taliban, which had taken management of Takhar Province for a number of weeks earlier than Afghan forces not too long ago regained management.
The militants routinely plant roadside units as they depart a district within the hope of concentrating on advancing safety forces.
The Taliban has not responded to a request for touch upon the incident.
Final Might, a landmine killed seven youngsters and wounded two extra within the southern province of Ghazni.
In February, seven youngsters have been killed and 10 extra wounded in Laghman province when a mortar shell exploded as they performed with it.
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Media captionThe younger face of a brutal battle: Secunder Kermani reviews from one of many nation’s busiest hospitals within the southern metropolis of Kandahar