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4 Afghan kids killed in unexploded ordnance blast

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Kabul: Four children have been killed by an unexploded ordnance blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, the country’s Ministry of Interior said on Saturday.

The incident occurred in Shah Wali Kot district when an Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) was detonated when the children were playing in a village, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying.

The term ERW refers to unexploded ordnance (UXO) and abandoned explosive ordnance (AXO) by Afghan officials.

Landmines, anti-personnel mines as well as ERWs left behind from wars kill or maim about 120 people every month in the post-conflict country, according to official sources.

On Friday, two civilians were killed and three others wounded when an ERW exploded in eastern Paktia province.

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