Grenade explosion kills two children in Ghazni Province

The Taliban police in the southeastern Ghazni province confirmed on Tuesday that two children were killed after a grenade, they had found, went off in Nawoor district of the province, according to the Taliban-controlled Bakhtar News Agency.

According to the local Taliban Taliban officials, the grenade exploded when the children attempted to move it to their home.

Hit by decades of war, Afghanistan remains one of the countries with the largest areas contaminated with explosives. Approximately 606 square kilometers of the country is still contaminated with mines and other explosive ordnance.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reported that in 2022 alone, 995 people have been killed or injured by unexploded ordnance across Afghanistan.

According to the ICRC, 97% of those dead and injured are civilians, with 56% being children.