Landmine blast kills 1, injures 5 in Afghanistan-Xinhua

Landmine blast kills 1, injures 5 in Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-11 16:32:30

QALAT, Afghanistan, May 11 (Xinhua) -- One child was killed and five others were injured as a landmine left over from past wars went off in south Afghanistan's Zabul province on Friday, a local official said Saturday.

The incident occurred in Shahr-e-Safa district Friday evening when the children found a metallic object and played with it, which exploded while killing one on the spot and severely injuring five others, said Zabihullah Jawhar, the provincial police spokesman.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital, Jawhar added.

Afghanistan is reportedly one of the most landmine-contaminated countries in the world, with dozens of people, mostly children, being killed and maimed every month.