Kid Toll Hits 14 in Afghan Bombing

Kid toll rises as Pakistan bomb kills 30 people
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 29, 2008 2:48 AM CST
The wreckage of a vehicle which was used by a bomber lies on the ground after a suicide attack east of Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday.    (AP Photo/Nashanuddin Khan)
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(Newser) – The toll of child victims in an Afghanistan suicide bombing yesterday has risen to 14, reports the Guardian. An exploding truck in eastern Afghanistan killed the children as they walked home from the last day of school for the year. There's no doubt the driver spotted the kids before detonating the bombs, apparently intended for a meeting of tribal elders, said officials. Bloodied textbooks and small shoes lay among the carnage. The explosions also killed a guard and soldier, and injured 58.