Video footage of the bombing, taken from a security camera, shows a group of children, apparently returning from school, walking alongside a road that had a checkpoint guarding a district centre. A dark-coloured 4×4 vehicle is seen snaking through the barriers placed on the approach to the checkpoint, before detonating just as it drew level with the children.
“It’s absolutely blatant. Children walking past, and then they detonate the vehicle bomb,” said a spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan. “The driver was able to see the children, there’s no doubt about that at all.” [bron]