Afghan Bomb Attack Kills Young Girls

An official says at least 10 young girls were killed in eastern Afghanistan Saturday when a bomb went off as they were gathering firewood. It was not immediately clear if the explosion was caused by a newly planted bomb or a previously unexploded landmine, left over from decades of conflict.

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We do not know the names of at least 10 young children killed yesterday as they were collecting firewood in Afghanistan. The children - all girls - are said to range in age from nine to 11. They died in an apparently bomb blast in a province east of Kabul. Two others were wounded. It was not immediately clear if the explosion was caused by a newly planted bomb or a previously unexploded land mine left over from decades of conflict. The area near the border with Pakistan does harbor many Taliban insurgents.

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