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Unexploded mortar shell blast kills 3 minor sisters in Paktia

Unexploded mortar shell blast kills 3 minor sisters in Paktia

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1 Jan 2024 - 15:17
Unexploded mortar shell blast kills 3 minor sisters in Paktia
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1 Jan 2024 - 15:17

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Three sisters as young as eight years old were killed when an unexploded mortar shell went off in Zurmat district southeastern Paktia province.

A resident of Diwana Khel village and father of the victims, Mohammad Jan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that his daughters were collecting firewood in the desert when a mortar shell exploded on them.

He said that the blast killed his 8, 10 and 12 years old daughters.

The head of the governor office Maulvi Shamsulhaq Haqbin visited the victims’ family and condoled over the tragic deaths. He said explosive remnants of war continued to threaten lives in the country.

The government is trying to clear all areas littered with unexploded ordnances, he said.

Earlier, a similar blast killed and wounded three people in central Uruzgan province.

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