by Zabi Rashidi,
VT Staff Writer in Afghanistan
Today, eleven workers were killed and 27 wounded when a bomb exploded on Tuesday to pass the truck they were riding in the province of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan , hospital officials said. The victims worked in the construction of roads and headed to their place of work, said Sher Shah Yusifzai, a police officer of high rank in the province.
“So far we have received 11 bodies and 27 wounded,” said Abdul Qayum meanwhile Pukhla, head of the provincial health department. “Some of the wounded are in critical condition.” No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the pump bears the mark of the Taliban insurgency. The blast occurred shortly after three children died when a bomb accidentally detonated in the town of Kart-e-Noor Khuda, in the northern province of Bulkhead, said the provincial police spokesman, Sher Mohammad Durani.
The source said that another child was injured and the explosion occurred when the children played with the explosive device that had just recently found abandoned on the floor.