Saturday, June 11, 2011

15 people die after explosion in Afghanistan

.- At least 15 people including eight children, were killed when a mine exploded in the province of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. The Afghan Interior Ministry said the attack took place in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, adding that one person was injured in the blast. "Fifteen civilians were killed, including eight children, four women and three men.

Another woman was injured when a civilian vehicle has stepped roadside bomb," the Interior Ministry, reported the Qatari news channel Al Jazeera. According to the United Nations (UN), May was the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since 2007. In 2010 777 died two thousand civilians, mostly victims of the actions of the insurgents but also occasionally of NATO operations.

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