Afghan police5A heavy explosion rocked Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

According to reports the incident took place in Samkanai district after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, killing at least 15 people.

Provincial security chief Zalmai Orya Khel said at least 15 people were killed and 25 others were injured following the blast.

Mr. Orya Khel further added at least 10 school students were also among those killed following the blast.

He said the suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the convoy of coalition security forces.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.