Four Children Playing With Unexploded Shell Killed When It Detonates at School in Afghanistan


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(CBS News) Unexploded ordnance detonated Saturday in southern Afghanistan killing four children and injuring three others after the kids brought it inside their school, police and a doctor said.

The incident in Helmand province happened when the children discovered an unexploded shell and brought it inside their religious school and started playing with it, according a statement from the provincial police chief's office.

The children were ages 7 to 14 and at least three others were injured, according to the police statement.

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Published: Monday, September 5, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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