Roadside bomb kills five children in northern Afghanistan
Five children aged between 8-15 years were killed and one
more was injured after a roadside bomb went off when they were heading to a
religious school in Pashtunkot district of the northern Faryab province,
according to media office of the provincial police department.
The incident took place earlier this morning, October 27, in
According to the statement, the landmine was planted by the
Taliban militants to target Afghan security forces in the area.
Situated in north of the country, Faryab is a restive
province where the Taliban militants have active presence and occasionally
launch offensives against Afghan defense and security forces.
In their latest offensive, the militants attacked security
outposts of Afghan military forces last night around 8:30 pm in the same
53 Taliban militants were killed and 11 others wounded as result of counter attacks by Afghan military forces.
The vulnerable Afghan children are a prime victim of the ongoing war. A report published by Save The Children, an international NGO, suggests over 14,000 children were killed between 2016 and 2018.