An explosion of unknown origin rocked a deserted village in Afghanistan's northern region late Tuesday night. Reports from southern regions note a bright white light illuminating the sky, followed by a distant explosion.
Satellite images show that the village, one of many suspected safe havens of the Ten Rings terrorist organization, has been leveled. Traces of any weapons involved have not been located. It is suspected that the Ten Rings may have detonated the blast on purpose. There is no trace of nuclear radiation nearby or detected on air currents in surrounding countries.
Reporters have reached out to the Pentagon for comment, asking if this was part of a joint counter-insurgency mission with another nation. Officials have declined to comment, saying that this is under further investigation.