2 children killed, as many injured in Logar explosion
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and two others injured in a bomb blast in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Wednesday, an official said.
Separately, six Taliban militants were killed and four others wounded in a clash with security forces in southern Helmand province.
Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News two brothers were killed and two others wounded when one of them stepped on a landmine in Dadokhel area at 10am.
He said all the victims belonged to one family. The bomb had been planted by Taliban, he alleged. There was no immediate reaction from the insurgent group.
Abdul Hameed, a resident of the area, said the children bomb were aged between 12 and 14 years. They were grazing animals when the device went off.
Dadokhel, about 20 kilometers from the provincial capital, is a Taliban stronghold.
According to another report, six Taliban militants were killed and four others wounded during clashes in Helmand.
Lt. Col. Mohammad Rassoul Zazai, spokesman for the 215th Maiwand Military Corps, said the clash occurred in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, and Garmser district.
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