KABUL (AP) - Officials say at least nine primary school students
are among the 25 people killed by a powerful bomb in central
Officials say the bomb was detonated in a timber truck
overturned on the side of the road south of Kabul.
Authorities suspect the truck was headed for the capital when it
overturned. After police arrived to clear the road, the militants
apparently decided to remotely blow up the explosives mixed with
timber in the back of the truck. Four police officers are among the
Police say the blast leveled nearby shops and flung pieces of
the truck more than a mile away.
In southern Afghanistan, NATO says a roadside blast has killed
two of its soldiers.
And in the southern province of Zabul, Afghan and coalition
troops battled Taliban militants who attacked a government center,
leaving 15 insurgents dead.