At least 25 were killed in Afghanistan’s Logar (Lowgar) province after a truck loaded with explosives hidden under firewood skidded off the road and crashed. The payload exploded when police and crowd of civilians gathered around the vehicle to investigate. Of the dead, only four were police; 16 were schoolchildren aged 8 to 12, who had been on their way class. Authorities believe the explosives were detonated remotely. No-one has claimed responsibility. (NYT, LAT, July 9)
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