Six people including a mother and five children were killed when a grenade exploded in Afghanistan’s central Ghor province on Monday, local officials said.
The explosion took place on March 19, in a residential house in Ghorqand village, in the vicinity of Ferozkoh, the provincial capital of Ghor province.
Abdulhai Zaeem, the provincial director of information and culture of the province told reporters the incident happened when children were playing with a hand grenade inside their house.
Unexploded military supplies left from decades of war often cause casualties among children in Afghanistan. On March 17, two children were killed and two others wounded when they were hit by an unexploded mortar shell in Logar Province.
The consequences of several decades of wars have been overwhelming for the people of Afghanistan, women, and children in particular. Besides, they have lost their family members and experienced terrible situations during years of war and political unrest, they are still paying the price.
The lack of proper mechanisms to raise awareness among mothers and children about the killer risks of land mines, mortar shells, and other military supplies makes people vulnerable to such incidents throughout Afghanistan.