US: 14 children die in bombing near Afghan school

December 28, 2008 12:39:07 PM PST
The U.S. military says that a suicide bombing near an Afghan primary school killed 14 children. Authorities had earlier said five children were killed. A bomber was trying to attack a meeting of tribal elders in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. The military says a total of 16 people were killed in the explosion and 58 were wounded.

Khost deputy police chief Yacoub Khan says the suicide blast went off near the entrance to a police and army post. U.S. troops are also stationed inside the outpost, but no troops were wounded or killed in the attack.