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Roadside mine kills six childrenĀ in Afghanistan

FE Online Desk | Thursday, 28 December 2017


A roadside mine killed six children in the Afghan’s Northern Province of Balkh on Thursday.

"A group of children were playing near a school in Dawlat Abad district Wednesday evening, but one of the kids stumbled on a piece of stray ordnance, causing a blast which left the innocent children killed," district Administrative Chief Karim Bay told China News Agency Xinhua.

The victims ranged from six to 12 in age, the source added.

Landmines and anti-personnel mines kill or maim more than 50 people every month in the militancy-hit country, according to officials.

Unexploded ordnance and explosive remnants of war also frequently cause casualties among the Afghans elsewhere in the country.