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Bomb blast kills mother, five children in Afghanistan

Officials on Monday reported a grenade bomb blast in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghor.

• March 20, 2023
Bomb blast in Afghanistan
Bomb blast in Afghanistan [Photo Credit; TIME]

Officials on Monday reported that five children and their mother were killed in a grenade bomb blast in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghor.

Abdulhai Zaeem, the provincial director of information and culture, said the incident happened on Sunday in the provincial capital Firozkoh city, when the children were playing with a hand grenade inside their house.

Mr Zaeem said unexploded military supplies left from decades of war often cause casualties among children in Afghanistan.

According to the director, on Friday, two children were killed and two others wounded when they were hit by an unexploded mortar shell in Logar province. The children were collecting firewood when the incident happened.

The United Nations data showed that at least 118,443 people were killed as a result of armed conflict in the country since December 2008, when the UN started the official recording of civilian casualties.


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