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2 children killed in ordnance explosion in northern Afghanistan

October 2, 2023 at 6:10 pm

In this photo taken on 21 September 2023, Afghan children play at an Afghan refugee camp in Karachi [RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP via Getty Images]

At least two children were killed and another injured when unexploded ordnance was detonated in northern Afghanistan, state media reported on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.

The incident, the latest in a series of similar accidents, took place in the Darzab district of Jawzjan province, which borders neighbouring Turkmenistan, on Sunday, Bakhtar News Agency reported, citing local officials.

Children in war-torn Afghanistan often come across unexploded ordnance while collecting scrap metal to sell to support their families.

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