helmand: Afghanistan: Artillery explosion kills five children in Helmand province

Five children were killed and two injured in an artillery blast in southeast Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Helmand provincial officials said the incident took place in Marja district of the province on Friday, The Khaama Press reported.

The artillery exploded when children were engaged. Former Provincial Council member Abdullah said that two wounded are being treated at the Marja district health center.

Duds, artillery and rockets still claim the lives of dozens of civilians, mostly children, every year across Afghanistan.

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