11 killed in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul, June 3 (IANS) At least 11 people, mostly schoochildren, were killed and 17 injured in Afghanistan’s Paktia province Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up.

The incident occurred outside a school in Samkani district of Paktia province, 100 km from Kabul, reported Xinhua citing local police chief Zalmai Oryakhil.

He said the terrorist was riding an explosive-laden motorbike. He blew himself up just when some US soldiers were passing by, killing himself and 10 others, mostly schoolchildren and injuring 17 others.

No terror group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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