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Afghan official says mortar attack kills 5 children

AP  |  Kabul 

An official says a mortar attack has killed five children in eastern

Sarhidi Zwak, spokesman for the governor of the Laghman province, said they ranged in age from six to 12 years old.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials suspect the Taliban, who are active in the province.

The attack came a day after an in the western Herat province killed six people and wounded another 16.

Gelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor, said it appeared the blast was caused by the accidental of a gas cylinder, but that an investigation was underway.

An Islamic State affiliate claimed it killed six Shiites in a bombing attack in Herat.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 20:48 IST