Kabul: At least 10 girls were killed and two others injured in a bomb blast in the east of Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.
Mohammad Seddiq said that the girls, aged from around nine to 13, were gathering firewood outside of Dawlatzai village in Nangarhar province’s Chaperhar district when the explosion went off.
Seddiq is the government administrator for the district and was speaking to the Associated Press from the site of the blast.
He said that it is not clear what caused the bomb to go off and that two other girls were seriously wounded and are in a critical condition in hospital.
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