Kabul (Afghanistan) — Seven Afghan children were killed in an explosion believed to have been caused by a civil war era landmine in Western Ghor province Tuesday.
The children were shepherds and were out to feed their cuttles.
Police chief of Ghor province told a local reporter in Herat province, there is possibility of the explosion being cause by an IED planted by insurgents but since the area is a mere desert, it is surely caused by a landmine left from the anti-soviet or civil war era.
Three other children were also killed in Southern Kandahar province yesterday in a similar incident.
The children had found the bomb on a roadside and regarded it a toy and begun to play with it.
The IED exploded, killing all three children right away.