Landmine kills 10 Afghan girls
Ten young girls were killed when a landmine exploded on Monday while they were collecting firewood in eastern Afghanistan’s Nanagahar province, officials said.
The girls, aged between nine and 11, died when one of them accidentally struck the old mine with an axe, Chaparhar district governor Mohammad Sediq Dawlatzai said.
Blast heard in Afghan capital .A large blast on the outskirts of the Afghan capital has sent a plume of smoke up in the air and shook windows in the city center.
Afghan police say Monday’s explosion inKabulwas inside the compound of a private company that works on international projects. The explosion happened in the Jalalabad road area, where a number of foreign companies have offices inside of blast-walled compounds.Kabuldeputy Police Chief Daoud Amini says his forces have not yet been allowed inside the compound