Nine Afghan school children killed in mine blast
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