Suicide bombing kills 11 children in Kandahar
KANDAHAR -- A suicide attack on a foreign military convoy in southern Afghanistan Monday (April 30) killed at least 11 children who were nearby, officials said.
Sixteen other people were wounded, including foreign and Afghan security force members, when a bomb-laden car exploded in Kandahar Province, provincial police spokesman Qasim Afghan told AFP.
Kandahar governor spokesman Said Aziz Ahmad Azizi said five Romanian soldiers and two Afghan police officers were among the injured. NATO's Resolute Support mission put the number of wounded Romanians at eight.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded, and with the innocent Afghans whose lives were needlessly taken from them by the enemies of Afghanistan," said General John Nicholson, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan.
The attack came hours after two suicide blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 25 people.
The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) claimed the Kabul bombings.