Landmine blast kills child in Afghan

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One child was killed as a landmine left over from past wars went off in north Afghanistan’s Sari Pul province, said a statement of the provincial police headquarters on Friday.

A group of children found a toy-like device in Sayad district of Sari Pul province on Thursday evening and played with it.

The device exploded, killing a child on the spot, the statement added.

Afghanistan is one of the most landmine-contaminated countries in the world as dozens of people, mostly children, are killed and maimed every month due to blasts of unexploded ordnances left over from the past four decades of wars and civil strife.

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