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Mortar Shell Explosion Kills Child in Eastern Afghanistan

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

A mortar shell explosion in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika killed one child and wounded two other people, local Taliban authorities said. 

The Taliban-controlled Bakhtar state news agency reported that the mortar shell explosion took place on Thursday, the 6th of October in the Musa Khail village of the MataKhan district in Paktika province.

One child died and two others suffered injuries as a result of this incident, which took place when children were playing with an unexploded warhead.

Landmines, mortar shells, unexploded ordnance, and other similar weapons have long killed numerous civilians in Afghanistan, particularly children.

In 606 square kilometers of Afghan territory, according to the state minister for disaster management for the Taliban, there are mines and explosives, putting people at risk of permanent disability, disfigurement, and even death.

According to a State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs official, “more than 120 Afghans are killed or injured every month by landmines and explosive remnants of war.”

The four decades of conflict in Afghanistan have resulted in a large number of deaths, permanent injuries, and even worse; however, the effects of war, the unexploded remnants, continue to claim lives, particularly Afghan children.

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