4 Afghan children wounded in landmine explosion: official

2021-11-11 07:35:33 GMT2021-11-11 15:35:33(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

FIROZ KOAH, Afghanistan, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Four Afghan children were wounded in a landmine explosion in the western province of Ghor, as landmines and explosive remnants of war continued to pose a lingering threat to Afghans' lives, a local official confirmed on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when children were grazing their sheep in Tasarqi village on the outskirts of provincial capital Firoz Koah, Abdul Satar, chairman of the provincial health directorate, told Xinhua.

The wounded were transported to a provincial hospital, and one of them had serious injuries, he said.

Improvised Explosive Devices, landmines and anti-personnel mines left behind from previous wars kill or maim about 120 people every month in the post-conflict country, according to Afghanistan's State Ministry for Disaster Management. Enditem