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Unexploded mortar shell kills 7 children in Afghanistan

Seven children were killed and 10 more wounded on Sunday when an unexploded mortar shell blew up in eastern Afghanistan, an official said.  
Apr 15, 2019
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KABUL: Seven children were killed and 10 more wounded on Sunday when an unexploded mortar shell blew up in eastern Afghanistan, an official said.
 
The incident appears to be the latest instance of discarded ordnance claiming civilian lives, in a country littered with landmines, homemade bombs and old shells, the Dawn reported.
 
Assadullah Dawlatzai, the Laghman governor's spokesman, said the circumstances around how the children found the mortar and why it exploded were under investigation. All the victims were below the age of 15, he said.

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