A roadside bomb explosion killed or wounded at least 9 children in central Logaar province of Afghanistan, the security officials said Monday.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside went off at around 3 pm on Monday.

Rahimi further added that the explosion took place in Sheikhan Village of Azra district which killed a child and wounded eight others.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices to target the security forces and government personnel but majority of such attacks inflict casualties ordinary civilians.

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