Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a bomb blast has killed ten girls, ranging in age from between 9 and 13 years old.

Authorities say the girls were collecting firewood Monday in Nangarhar province when the bomb exploded.

Officials have not yet determined whether the blast came from a newly planted bomb or from an unexploded landmine, many of which are still found in fields and rural areas after decades of conflict.