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Three Children Killed In Blast In Afghanistan

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Afghan police say three children have been killed and 12 wounded in an explosion in the country's north.

A police spokesman said the blast took place on December 1 on the outskirts of Puli Khumri, the capital of Baghlan Province.

He said all the victims were between 7 and 12 years old.

It was unclear what caused the explosion, and police aren't ruling out a land mine or some other left-over ordnance from earlier conflicts.

Afghanistan still regularly sees explosions from left-over land mines and other unexploded ordnances that kill dozens of people despite decades of cleanup efforts across the country.

Based on reporting by AP

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