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Two children killed in Kunar blast

Afghan Police (2) [1]Two children have been killed in a blast in Wata Poor District of eastern Kunar province.

Police said the incident took place in Managy area around 5 pm on Tuesday.

According to Kunar’s police chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhil and his spokesperson Faridullah, the blast was caused by an old shell, apparently left over from the Soviet time.

The children killed are brother and sister to each other.

Due to decades of war, remote areas of Afghanistan have been rigged with explosive devices or unfired shells which claim dozens of lives every year.