Landmine blast kill 10 Afghan kids in Nangarhar province
By Sajad - 17 Dec 2012, 3:19 pm
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.