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IED blast kills seven children in Afghanistan
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IED blast kills seven children in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Jul 7: At least seven children were killed while one sustained injury after an improvised explosive device went off in Afghanistan's central Ghor province, the office of the provincial governor said on Sunday.

So far no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier in the day, over a dozen people were killed and more than 170 injured in a Taliban bombing attack in the Afghan Ghazni city.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the bombing attack by the Taliban movement and stressed that it showed contradiction between the radical movement's words and deeds, Xinhua said in a report.

"Taliban with such terrorist attack showed contradiction between what they say and what they do. While they are talking peace in Qatar, their fighters are killing innocent people, including children and women, everyday,” Ghani said in a statement condemning the attack.

The incidents come as Taliban officials and an Afghan non-government delegation are attending two-day intra-Afghan peace talks in the Qatari capital city of Doha on Sunday.

One of the key goals of intra-Afghan talks is to agree on a timeline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. (UNI)