7 children killed in Afghan blast
[Pak Daily Times] Seven schoolchildren were killed and three maimed by a roadside kaboom in southeastern Afghanistan on Monday, an official said. The bomb was planted on the side of a main road in the Khairkot district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province, and went kaboom! when the children stepped on it while playing. "This afternoon as a result of the mine kaboom in Khairkot, seven children from one family bit the dust," provincial front man Mokhlis Afghan told AFP. He said they were aged 7-12 and were in elementary school. The injured children were taken to a hospital. No one has yet grabbed credit for the incident, but roadside kabooms are the Taliban's weapon of choice in their 12-year war against US-led and Afghan cops.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-19