Mortar bomb explosion killed 9 children in eastern Afghanistan | News

Local officials said a dining truck exploded when it hit an unexploded old mortar in Nangarhar Province.

Explosion in the east Afghanistan According to local officials, at least 9 children have been killed and 4 others injured near the border with Pakistan.

According to a statement from the Nangarhar Provincial Governor’s Office, Monday’s explosion occurred when a cart selling food hit an unexploded old mortar in Baikanan Village in Lalopal District.

The statement said the injured child was taken to the regional hospital in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, for treatment.

No other details are immediately available.

Afghanistan is one of the countries with the largest number of unexploded landmines and other ammunition in decades of wars and conflicts. When the ammunition detonates, the victim is usually a child.

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August 2020, the Islamic State ISKP (ISIS-K) in Khorasan Province has claimed responsibility for a series of bloody attacks in Afghanistan, including one of its most common targets, Nangarhar.

The affiliates of the Islamic State (ISIS) armed groups have been operating in Afghanistan since 2014, and have carried out dozens of terrible attack And most often it targets a small number of Shia Muslims in the country.