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Four children killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan's Paktika province

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 25 Oct 2020

Four children killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan's Paktika province

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Kabul/Sputnik: A bomb blast in Sharana, the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika Province, has killed at least four children, Paktika police spokesman Shah Mohammad Aryan told Sputnik.

The explosion occurred in front of a house in the Sharan Kotwal area on Monday morning, the police spokesman said, adding that four children from the same family were killed.

According to Aryan, the family was given a warning by gunmen three days ago to leave the area. No details on the family were provided to Sputnik.

An investigation into the attack is underway, Aryan told Sputnik.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.