February 28th, 2011
10:44 AM ET

10 killed, 17 hurt in Afghanistan blasts

Eight civilians and two police officers were killed when two mines planted in a playground went off Sunday in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, officials said.

The blasts in Arghandab district wounded 12 other civilians and five police officers, the country's interior ministry said.

The explosions took place during a picnic hosted by the former police chief of Arghandab district in the province, said the province's district governor.

No one immediately claimed responsibility.

"The leadership of Ministry of Interior strongly condemns the insurgent's un-Islamic and inhumane action," the ministry said. "The police have launched an investigation in to the case."

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  1. salerno

    A little revenge for the 9 children killed tusday in Kunar province !

    March 3, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |