Kandahar, April 30: At least 11 students of a madrassa were killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, officials said.

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives in Haji Abdullah Khan village of Daman district at about 11 a.m., killing 11 children at a nearby madrassa. However, the target was Romanian troops patrolling the area, officials were cited as saying by Tolo News.

At least 16 people were injured in the blast. It was the third suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Monday. Earlier, twin blasts in Kabul by the Islamic State terror group killed 25 people including eight journalists. AFP chief photographer Shah Marai was among the dead in the Kabul attack.

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