At least 10 people, including a child, have been killed after a minibus carrying recruits for the Afghan security forces was hit in the eastern city of Jalalabad, government sources said.
According to the Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, a minibus carrying young army recruits from provincial capital Jalalabad to the country’s capital Kabul was targeted with an IED planted in an autorickshaw.
He confirmed at least nine soldiers and a child got killed and 28 others were injured in the attack.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault.
The news came as a child rights organisation said that every single child born and raised in Afghanistan in the past 18 years has experienced and been affected by war and conflict in their country.
According to the statement, “an estimated 20 million children wake up every day in fear of gunshots or bombs and being killed or maimed in their streets, schools or homes.”