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CHILDREN KILLED IN AFGHAN EXPLOSION

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Amid Kahanjar-Operation in South East Afghanistan a blast in Mohammad Agha district in Logar province, on Thursday 07/09/2009 morning, killed at least 25 people, including a number of children.

The blast in Mohammad Agha district, South of Kabul, occurred after a truck carrying timber overturned on a road. The vehicle blew up as the authorities were trying to remove it and clear the road. Logar province is a major centre for the Taliban insurgency (see – Logar 09.13.08).

Four of the dead were police officers but the rest were civilians including many children, police authorities claimed. The governor of the Mohammad Agha district told the AFP news agency that 12 bodies had been identified and that most of them were school students.
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