At least ten children were killed or wounded in back to back explosions in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The local officials said Friday that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Gilan district due to improvised explosive devices planted on the roadside.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Arif Noori confirmed the incident and said at least three children were killed and at least seven others were wounded in the twin explosions.

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

The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However, in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Taliban militants themselves are killed or wounded.

A total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released last month by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office.