Two children have lost lives in a roadside bomb blast in the capital of Zabul province of Afghanistan.
Officials say the bomb went off on a vehicle of a private school in the provincial capital Qalat around 01:30 PM this afternoon.
The vehicle caught fire following the blast which severely burned the driver who was shifted to Kandahar regional hospital for better treatment.
Doctor Zalmai Rikhteen confirmed receiving the dead bodies of a girl and a boy from the explosion site near the police headquarters.
School books and the vehicle was almost completely burned in the fire that erupted following the blast.
Haji Ata Jan Haqbayan, head of the provincial council of Zabul strongly condemned the explosion and said that it was planted by the enemies who are unable to face security forces.
No group yet claimed responsibility for planting the landmine.