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Mine Explosion Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Afghan authorities say the girls were collecting firewood when a landmine exploded in Nangarhar. Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a blast in Kabul at a compound owned by a U.S. military contractor.
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Villagers pray over the graves of girls who were killed by an explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.
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Villagers pray over the graves of girls who were killed by an explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.

Villagers stand around the bodies of girls who were killed by an explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.
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Villagers stand around the bodies of girls who were killed by an explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.

A security officer stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.
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A security officer stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.

Security personnel inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.
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Security personnel inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 17, 2012.

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