Afghan police say three children have been killed and 12 wounded in an explosion in the country's north.
A police spokesman said the blast took place on December 1 on the outskirts of Puli Khumri, the capital of Baghlan Province.
He said all the victims were between 7 and 12 years old.
It was unclear what caused the explosion, and police aren't ruling out a land mine or some other left-over ordnance from earlier conflicts.
Afghanistan still regularly sees explosions from left-over land mines and other unexploded ordnance that kill dozens of people despite decades of clean-up efforts across the country.