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Roadside bomb kills four children from same Afghan family

A roadside bomb has killed at least four young children from the same family, officials in Afghanistan have said.

Wazir Mohammad Jawadi, a district administrator in southern Zabul province, said on Saturday that another child from the same family was wounded in the blast on Friday.

Afghanistan is covered with mines and other explosives left over from decades of war.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, an official said security forces repelled an insurgent attack in the eastern Kunar province, killing 26 militants.

Abdul Habib Sayedkhaili, the provincial police chief, said a police officer was killed in the fighting, which erupted when hundreds of insurgents tried to overrun a district headquarters near the border with Pakistan. He said forces had prior intelligence about the attack and were prepared to repel it.


From Belfast Telegraph