At least five children were killed and three others were wounded in an explosion in the northern province of Kunduz, according to the Interior Ministry.
The incident took place on Thursday evening in Dasht-e-Archi district, the ministry said in a statement, and the explosives were placed inside a madrassa.
All the victims were students of the madrassa, according to the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
This comes amid US efforts to strike a peace deal with the Taliban. On Thursday, US Secretary of Defense Esper announced that the US and Taliban had agreed on a reduction of violence for seven days preceding the signing of a peace deal.