Students killed as bomb blast hits Afghan school
At least 17 people have been killed and 26 injured after a bomb blast hit a religious school in northern Afghanistan. The blast took place in the city of Aybak in Samangan province, reportedly as people were leaving prayers. The majority of those killed are believed to be children aged nine to 15.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the death toll could increase.
A doctor at the local hospital said most of the victims were students at the school.