(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 10 girls were killed and two others injured in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.
The girls were collecting firewood in Nangarhar province when they hit a land mine, according to the spokesperson for the province’s governor. It is not clear if the mine was old or had been recently planted.
The girls belong to different families living close by in the area.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
James Griffiths and Shen Lu
Georgia McCafferty and Junko Ogura, CNN
Sheena McKenzie, CNN
Barbie Latza Nadeau, Margot Haddad, Livia Borghese and Angela Dewan, CNN