When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Already a subscriber? Log in .

You've reached your limit of one free article.

Get unlimited access to Worldcrunch

You can cancel anytime .


Exclusive International news coverage

Ad-free experience NEW

Weekly digital Magazine NEW

9 daily & weekly Newsletters

Access to Worldcrunch archives

Free trial

30-days free access, then $2.90
per month.

Annual Access BEST VALUE

$19.90 per year, save $14.90 compared to monthly billing.save $14.90.

Subscribe to Worldcrunch

Landmine Explosion Kills At Least 10 Afghan Girls Collecting Firewood



KABUL - At least 10 young girls have been killed and two others injured in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.

The explosion occurred Monday morning in the Charparhar district, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, reports Al Jazeera.

The girls were collecting firewood outside the Dawlatzai village when one of them hit the mine with an axe, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said.

Most of those killed were aged between nine and 11, officials said.

Meanwhile at least one person has been killed in a suicide bombing in the outskirts of the Kabul.

Six more were injured in the blast, which took place on the Jalalabad road, home to many NATO bases and international firms, reports BBC News.

Local police said the explosion happened near the offices of a U.S.-based construction company, but it is unclear what the target was.

Large sections of the compound's exterior wall were blown apart and the roof of a building has collapsed, reports Al Jazeera.

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

Gaza Fighting Resumes, Quick COP28 Deal Signed, Longest Hit Song

Palestinians inspect damages after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a house in Rafah, southern Gaza, as hostilities resume after a week-long truce between Hamas and Israel.

Emma Albright & Valeria Berghinz

👋 Alò!*

Welcome to Friday, where fighting resumes in Gaza after the temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas expired, a COP28 deal is signed for a fund to pay for climate damage in poor countries and a rapper breaks a billboard record with a flute. Meanwhile, Mastercard is arriving in China following Xi Jinping’s “dinner diplomacy” last month in San Francisco, reports Chinese-language media The Initium.

[*Haitian Creole]

Keep reading...Show less

The latest