kabul [Afghanistan]March 21 (ANI): Six people, including a mother and her five children, were killed in a grenade explosion in central Afghanistan’s Ghor province on Monday, local officials said, the Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported. .
The blast occurred on March 19 at a house in the village of Ghorqand, near Ferozkoh, the provincial capital of Ghor province.
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The province’s information and culture minister, Abdulhai Zaeem, told reporters that the incident happened while children were playing with grenades at home, Khaama Press reported.
Unexploded military materiel left over from decades of war routinely kills and kills Afghan children.
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On 17 March, two children were killed and two others were injured in Logar province by an unexploded mortar shell.
Decades of war have taken an unbearable toll on the people of Afghanistan, especially women and children, according to Khaama Press. In addition, they have experienced dire situations after losing family members to years of war and political upheaval. They are still paying the price.
Across Afghanistan, people are vulnerable to such incidents due to the lack of proper mechanisms to raise awareness among mothers and children about the deadly risks of landmines, mortar shells and other military materiel. (Arnie)
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