An explosion in northern Parwan killed or wounded at least 12 children late on Saturday afternoon, the security officials said.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said an improvised explosive device went off at around 4:20 pm local time on Saturday in Shah Mast Qalandar Village.

Rahimi further added that the explosion killed a child and wounded at least 11 others.

Furthermore, Rahimi blamed the Taliban group for planting the improvised explosive device but the Taliban militants have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices to target the security forces and government officials.

But majority of such attacks inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

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