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At Least 20 Children Wounded In Taliban Truck Blast

At Least 20 Children Wounded In Taliban Truck Blast

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Three civilians were killed and dozens more wounded, including at least 20 children, when a truck bomb planted by Taliban went off near a police station and partially destroyed a nearby madrassa

The attack happened early in the morning in the Alishin district near the eastern Laghman province. This attack in Laghman follows a helicopter crash in the northern Balkh province a day ago, that killed at least seven Afghan military personnel.

“Three people including two security forces were killed and 27 were wounded,” said Interior Ministry Spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

Students were reportedly wounded by flying glass.

“I was in class with my friends reciting the Koran when we saw a red truck rushing toward us. For a moment everything went dark, and when I woke up I found myself in the hospital,” told Ezatullah, a 10 year old boy, to a private news source.

The Taliban took responsibility for the attack later in a statement given to the media, claiming the bomb had killed dozens of Afghan security forces; however, only six police officers were reported to be wounded and two died.

Afghanistan is currently waiting for results of the first round of elections.

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