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4 children killed, 2 injured in Ghazni landmine blast

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4 children killed, 2 injured in Ghazni landmine blast

Jul 05, 2016 - 20:28

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four children were killed and another two wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb went off in Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, the district administrative chief said.

Karimullah Amiri said the blast took place in Bashir Qala area of the district at about 10am. “Someone had placed the landmine on the side of a road, the small boys wanted to take it away from the road when the bomb went off,” he said.

He said four children had been killed in the blast and the two injured children had been taken to hospital and their condition was stated to be critical.

The district chief said previously there was a security post in Bashir Qala area but the post had been removed.

A resident of Bashir Qala area, Kalimullah, confirmed the blast. He told Pajhwok Afghan News: “The children took the bomb to take it away from the road as it exploded.” He confirmed the casualties.

Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied the bomb had been placed by the fighters. He believed the improvised explosive device might be a leftover from the past wars.



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