11 students killed as third blast rocks Afghanistan

11 students killed as third blast rocks Afghanistan

KABUL, April 30, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces members inspect at a blast site of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on April 30, 2018. At least 23 people, including two assailants, were killed and 27 others wounded after two suicide bomb blasts rocked a diplomatic district in central Kabul on Monday morning, officials said. (Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah/IANS)
KABUL, April 30, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces members inspect at a blast site of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on April 30, 2018. At least 23 people, including two assailants, were killed and 27 others wounded after two suicide bomb blasts rocked a diplomatic district in central Kabul on Monday morning, officials said. (Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah/IANS)

Kandahar (Afghanistan), April 30 (IANS) At least 11 students of a madrassa were killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, officials said.

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives in Haji Abdullah Khan village of Daman district at about 11 a.m., killing 11 children at a nearby madrassa. However, the target were Romanian troops patrolling the area, officials were cited as saying by Tolo News.

At least 16 people were injured in the blast.

It was the third suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Monday. Earlier, twin blasts in Kabul by the Islamic State terror group killed 25 people including eight journalists. AFP chief photographer Shah Marai was among the dead in the Kabul attack.

--IANS

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