UNICEF reports 10 children killed or injured in separate Afghan mine blasts


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
UNICEF on Monday said in a tweet that over 10 children were killed or maimed in two separate landmine explosions in Afghanistan, expressed deep sadness.

The agency noted in a press statement that the incidents occurred in Ghazni and Herat provinces.

UNICEF extended deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a swift recovery to the injured.

According to the UN Mine Action Service, since 1989, over 44,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured by landmines and explosive remnants of war, averaged to 110 people per month.

UNICEF report on the impact of explosive ordnance for 2022 documented 700 children maimed or killed – a rate of 2 children per day.

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