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Six children die in Afghan bomb blast

Last Updated: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 20:52

Kabul: At least six children and one man were killed when a bomb planted in a garbage bin exploded on Friday in Tirin Kot, capital of Afghanistan`s southern province of Uruzgan, police said.
Four other children who were playing nearby were wounded,
said spokesman Fardi Ayel.

"At around 3:00 pm today there was an explosion in Tirin
Kot city, initial information we have is that six children and
one man have been killed," he said.

There was no obvious target for the bombing, although the
home of a local police commander was nearby, he said.
Earlier in a day of violence in the war-weary country
eight NATO soldiers were killed in two roadside bomb blasts,
also in southern Afghanistan.


First Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 20:52
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