Nine Afghan school children killed in mine blast

Orient Net 2019-11-02 11:33:00

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Nine Afghan children were killed on Saturday (November 2) when a mine exploded as they walked to school, police said.

The blast happened in the northeastern province of Takhar. Saturday is a school day in Afghanistan.

Unfortunately, today, one of those mines exploded and killed nine primary school students aged nine to 12, Khalil Asir, a spokesman for the provincial police, told Reuters.

Civilian casualties have been increasing to record levels this year, despite efforts by the United States and Taliban insurgents to reach a peace deal.

Based on Reuters