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Afghanistan: Afghanistan - Unexploded ordnance incident (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 April 2019)

Source: European Commission s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan
On Saturday 14 April, in Lagham province an unexploded ordnance detonated near a group of children, causing a large number of casualties.Reports indicate that six children were killed and another eight were wounded. Afghan security forces responded and established a security cordon. The wounded children have been transported to the provincial hospital in Mehtarlam City. NGOs are advised to avoid the area until security forces have completed their work.


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