Explosion in the eastern regionNine children were killed and four wounded Monday near the Pakistani border, according to the Taliban-appointed governor’s office. A statement from the governor’s office said the blast occurred when a food truck collided with an old, unexploded mortar shell in Lalupar district of eastern Nangarhar.
No other details were immediately available.
The province has been a stronghold for its branches.known as , A terrorist group that claimed responsibility last year. Thirteen American soldiers and at least 170 Afghans were killed.
Taliban opponents have carried out a number of attacks targeting Afghanistan’s new rulers since the Taliban.ISIS has been operating in Afghanistan since mid-August 2014, carrying out dozens of horrific attacks, often targeting the country’s minority Shia Muslims.
Afghanistan is one of the countries with the most unexploded ordnance (UXO) from decades of war and conflict. When the ordinance explodes, most of the victims are children.