"Four boys, aged between 4 and 10, were killed when a landmine planted by [the] Taliban went off in the Raski area of Maruf district in Kandahar province," a press release from the provincial government read. It noted a teenage girl was also injured in the blast, which occurred 450 kilometers (279 miles) south of the city of Kabul.
A district prosecutor, his wife and three other people were killed when their car was fired upon Tuesday near the city of Maimana, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.
Two members of the International Security Assistance Force, their names and nationalities not released, died following an insurgent attack Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, the ISAF Public Affairs Office said.
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