Middle East

Eleven children dead in Afghan bombing

Eleven children have been killed when a suicide bomber, believed to be from the Taliban, detonated his explosives near a mosque in southern Afghanistan.

Eleven children have been killed when a suicide bomber, believed to be from the Taliban, detonated his explosives near a mosque in southern Afghanistan, a police spokesman says.

Sixteen others, including civilians, policemen and Romanian soldiers were wounded in the attack on Monday in Daman district.

The bomber blew up his vehicle while a convoy of foreign troops was passing by, police said.

The Taliban are yet to confirm whether they were behind the attack, which is separate from a twin suicide bombing that took place in the capital Kabul early Monday.

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