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6 children including 4 girls injured in Kandahar explosion

6 children including 4 girls injured in Kandahar explosion

Dec 16, 2017 - 15:51

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Six children have been wounded as a result of a bomb explosion in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, a source said on Saturday.

Samsullah, a relative of the victims, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unexploded landmine went off in the Tabcha area of the district late on Friday when the children were playing with it.

He said six children including four girls were injured -- all were under eight years of age. They were evacuated to Uruzgan Civil Hospital for medical treatment.

Dr. Aminullah Tokhi, the hospital director, confirmed receiving six wounded children, four of them in critical condition. Security officials have not yet commented on the blast.