KABUL -- A mine blast in Afghanistan's eastern Nangrahar Province has killed four children and injured dozens more people, including NATO soldiers, according to the country's Interior Ministry.
The ministry said in a statement that the blast occurred when a passing police vehicle hit a mine.
The ministry called it a terrorist act, implying the mine had been planted by insurgents.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said that children had gathered around soldiers who were visiting a U.S.-funded road-construction project when the mine was detonated.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said nine of its soldiers were among the wounded.
compiled from agency reports