5 children killed in N. Afghan explosion: official


Five Afghan children were dead after a Taliban’s improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in the country’s northern Faryab province on Sunday, a local source said.

“The blast occurred after one of the victims step on a pressure-plate IED in a village of Pashtun Kot district in the morning,” Hanif Rezai, spokesman of army Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region, told Xinhua.

The next of kin of the victims were notified and one child was also wounded in the incident, Rezai added. He blamed the Taliban militant group for the attack.

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Source: XINHUANET