November 01, 2014

Landmine blast kill 10 Afghan kids in Nangarhar province

By Sajad - Mon Dec 17 2012, 3:19 pm

Nangarhar provinceAccording to local authorities in eastern Nangahar province of Afghanistan, at least 10 Afghan kids were killed and two others were injured following a blast in Chaparhar district in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman Ahmad zia Abdulzai confirming the report said the incident took place early Monady morning in Karnaw area, killing 10 Afghan girls and injuring two others.

He said the Afghan childrend were collecting wood when the incident took place.

Nangarhar is a relatively peaceful region in eastern Afghanistan however militnts are operating in a number of districts but today’s incident took place as a result of land mine planted during the civil war in Afghanistan.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said the landmine exploded while the girls were collecting wood from the area. He said preliminary investigations reveal that the land mine was planted several years back.

Unexploded ordnance which has remained across the country has created tensions among the civil and rights activists.

In a similar incident a number of Afghan kids were killed or injured in Dara-e-Noor district earlier.

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