Kabul: An eight-year-old Afghan girl was
killed when insurgents detonated a bomb in a bag which they
had given her to take to police nearby, the interior ministry
said on Sunday.
The incident happened in the southern province of
Uruzgan yesterday, the ministry said in a statement.
"The enemies of peace and stability committed another
unforgivable and shameful crime -- an explosive-laden bag was
handed to her and she was told to take it to police," the
"The child, pure-hearted and in good faith, took the
bag and moved towards the police vehicle. As she got close to
the police vehicle, the enemy detonated the bomb by remote
control, killing the innocent child."
No police or other civilians were killed, it added.
The ministry did not specify which insurgent group was
responsible but the Taliban are the main militant group waging
a near-decade-long insurgency against the Western-backed Kabul
The attack happened on the same day 38 people were
killed by a suicide car bombing at a hospital in Logar
province, south of the capital Kabul.