Mortar attack killed five children in eastern Afghanistan

Vastavam web: An Afghan official says a mortar attack has killed five children in eastern Afghanistan.Sarhidi Zwak, spokesman for the governor of the Laghman province, said they ranged in age from six to 12 years old.The attack came a day after an explosion in the western Herat province killed six people and wounded another 16.Gelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor, said it appeared the blast was caused by the accidental explosion of a gas cylinder, but that an investigation was underway.