Unexploded shell kills and injures three children in Ghor province

Taliban officials in the Firoz Koh district of Ghor province say that an unexploded ordnance killed one child and wounded two others.

The injured children were shifted to the central hospital in Ghor.

Taliban’s security command in the province said that the incident occurred on Monday in the Punbakar Ghalmin area, but did not provide further information.

One source told KabulNow that the shell exploded when the children were playing with it.

According to the 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.

Recently, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan reported that more than 700 children were killed or maimed because of unexploded ordinances and war remnants in 2022 across the country. This is an average of two children every day