An image of a terror-struck girl sobbing in the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan has won the $10,000 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini, 30, said he captured the image after an attack on a Shiite sanctuary in Kabul last December.

The blast killed 80 people and injured 150 others.

?Along the road, not far from the mosque, there was a place where women and children had gathered to watch the procession. I saw many wounded children who were not moving,? said Hossaini who works for news agency Agence France Press.

?I saw one girl about 12 years old, Tarana, covered with blood. She was dazed? and crying a lot.?

Commenting on the Pulitzer, Hossaini added: ?I?m humbled to be an Afghan who can be a voice for the painful life and moments which people have here.’

Meanwhile, Craig F Walker, a photographer for the Denver Post was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.

Walker?s images documented the experiences of a member of the US military who battled post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq.