Landmine Kills 9 Children in Southeastern Afghanistan


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(voa) A landmine explosion in Afghanistan kills 9 children, emphasizing the urgent need to address weapon contamination. Taliban officials attribute the incident to remnants from the 1980s Russian invasion. The UN highlights the toll of landmines on Afghan civilians, stressing ongoing clearance efforts.

Afghanistan's history of conflict, including civil war and Taliban rule, exacerbates the situation. The ICRC underscores the gravity of the issue, with 640 children harmed by explosive remnants in a year. Efforts to mitigate these dangers are crucial to protecting Afghan lives and rebuilding the war-torn nation.

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Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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