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8 children wounded in Helmand mortar fire

8 children wounded in Helmand mortar fire

Nov 22, 2017 - 23:47

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eight children were injured on Wednesday when a stray mortar landed on a street in southern Helmand province.

Four of the children were said to be in critical condition after they sustained wounds in the mortar strike in Greskh district, said the governor’s spokesman.

Omar Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the area where the incident took place was under the government’s control and the Taliban had fired the mortar from a nearby area under their control.

A resident of Greskh district, Inayatullah, said the mortar landed on a street in Dab Bazaan area, injuring a number of children, but he had no exact figures.

The Taliban have so far said nothing in this regard. The incident coincides with the International Universal Children’s Day.