Six Minors Killed, 18 Wounded in Ghazni Blast

Politics Materials 15 September 2008 14:08 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul, 15 September / Trend corr. A.Hakimi / At least six minors were killed and one and half a dozen more sustained injuries when a newly planted bomb exploded Ghazni province.

The blast in the afternoon on Sunday took place on a bridge at Senai village of Andar district.

Abdul Rahim Disiwal district chief of Andar told: condition of seven of the wounded, taken to Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Hospital in Ghazni, was critical.

He blamed enemies of the government for the heinous attack, he said, the blast occurred when a group of children gathered on the small bridge in the area.

The six dead were between 5 to 15 years of age, he said. A local PRT official confirmed receiving the wounded. Senai village was 2.5 kilometers from Andar district on Sharan-Ghazni highway. Teenagers have several times fell prey to the bombing and attacks by militants and foreign troops across the country.