Roadside bomb kills four Afghan girls

Last updated 22:45 04/07/2013

Relevant offers

Middle East

War in Syria damages 290 heritage sites: UN The true story of 'Maya', the CIA analyst who hunted down Osama bin Laden Yazidis cheer on Iraqi mountain as Islamic Siege broken US plumber's truck in the hands of Syrian jihadists Aussie jets drop more than 100 Iraq bombs Air strikes kill IS group leaders in Iraq After school attack, Pakistan vows to pursue militants outside its borders A trail of carnage is seen inside Pakistan army school after massacre Taliban gunmen kill 141, mostly children 180 soldiers, jihadists killed in battle for Syria base

Afghan officials say four girls were killed by a roadside bomb in the country's south as they way on their way home after being sent out to fetch water.

Helmand governor's spokesman Ummar Zawaq says the girls, aged 10 to 12 years, were on their way home in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah when the bomb went off on Thursday morning.

Violence this year has matched its worst levels in nearly 12 years of war. According to the most recent figures from the Interior Ministry, 180 civilians were killed across Afghanistan last month.

The Ministry of Defense says 11 Taliban militants were killed in two different operations in the province of Lowgar, just south of Kabul, and seven others were wounded. One Afghan soldier was also killed.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content