Afghan Landmine Blast Kills 9 Girls in Nangarhar
The girls were collecting firewood when one of them hit the mine with an axe, a provincial official said. Earlier reports said 10 girls were killed.
It is unclear if the mine was recent or one left over from a previous conflict.
Meanwhile at least one person has been killed in an explosion on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul.
Several more were injured in the blast, which took place on the Jalalabad road, home to many Nato bases and compounds housing international staff.
Police said the explosion happened near the offices of an international construction company, but it is unclear what the target was.
The Taliban say they carried the attack, adding that a suicide bomber drove into the compound of a US-based engineering and construction company.