An explosion killed or wounded two children in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said an improvised explosive device, planted by anti-government armed elements, went off in Shabi area of Deh Bala district in Nangarhar.

The statement further added that the explosion killed a child and wounded another one.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban and militants of the other groups often use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.

However, majority of such attacks inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

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