In Afghanistan, seven children died in an explosion

Black smke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

AFGHANISTAN (VOP TODAY NEWS) — At least seven children were killed and seven were injured in an explosion in the province of Laghman in eastern Afghanistan, Tolo News reported, quoting government spokesman Assadullah Dawlatzai.

According to the channel, an explosion of unexploded ordnance occurred at approximately 5.00 pm local time on the outskirts of the city of Mihtarlam in the courtyard of houses. At that moment the children were playing there.

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