Grenade explosion kills five children in Ferozkoh

Grenade explosion kills five children and a woman in Ghor province

Sources in the central Ghor province confirmed to KabulNow that five children and a woman were killed after a grenade went off inside a residential house in Ferozkoh, the provincial centre, on Sunday.

The grenade detonated when the children were playing with it, a source detailed, adding that one of the children had moved the unexploded grenade inside the house after finding it outdoor.

Local Taliban authorities have yet to comment regarding the incident.

The war-torn Afghanistan is one of the most contaminated places with unexploded remnants in the world which usually claim children’s lives.

Last Friday, three children lost their lives to mine explosions and two others were injured in  Kandahar and Logar provinces

The International Committee of the Red Cross says that mines and unexploded ordnance endanger the lives of thousands in every year in Afghanistan.

According to UN, Afghanistan has one of the highest levels of explosive ordnance contamination in the world and $18.3M is needed for survey, explosive ordnance disposal and landmine clearance in 2023.