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Four Children Killed In Afghanistan When Unexploded Ordnance Detonates

Four children were killed and three others injured when unexploded ordnance detonated in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province.

Police and a local doctor said on September 3 that the incident occurred after the children brought the ordnance inside their religious school and started to play with it.

Police said the children were aged 7 to 14.

Three died immediately and another later died at the hospital in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

Children in war-torn Afghanistan often collect scrap metal to sell to support their families, occasionally leading to tragedy when they come across unexploded ordinance.

Based on reporting by AP