Nine young girls were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan Monday, local officials told The Washington Post. Three others were wounded in the blast, and all victims were schoolchildren between the ages of 9 and 11 who were collecting firewood when the landmine exploded. It’s not yet clear whether the mine had been planted by the Taliban or was left over from Afghanistan’s war with Soviet invaders.
Nel territorio del Kandahar, l’esplosione di una mina uccide nove bambine di età compresa tra 9 e 11 anni e ferisce altre tre coetanee. Le vittime raccoglievano legna da ardere.
Biography of a Bomb