Rashid, 13, lost both his legs in an accident involving an unexploded shell in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. His six siblings were also injured. The Taliban says more than 120 people a month are killed or maimed in accidents involving unexploded ordinance.
8am: The purpose of laying mines on the roads by the Taliban is to prevent and limit the movement of the forces of the National Resistance Front (NRF). However, sources say that this move is more detrimental to villagers rather than its effect on NRF soldiers. According to Hasht-e Subh, at least 9 children have
QALAT, Afghanistan, July 26 (Xinhua) — At least two children were killed and 10 others wounded when an explosive device left over from past wars went off in the country’s southern Zabul province on Tuesday, a local official said. “A group of children found a toy-like object in Mizan district at around noon today and
Reuters: The loss of de-mining funds could have profound consequences for the country of 40 million people which is one of the most heavily mined places on Earth after four decades of war. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan’s Land Mines: A Legacy Of War
8am: Local sources in Badakhshan province have reported that a vehicle carrying the Taliban Environment Head has been targeted by a landmine in the province, injuring two of his bodyguards. It is reported that the explosion took place in the Yatfal Paeen district of the province today, June 25, 2022, before noon. Click here to
Al Jazeera: Sanctions introduced after the Taliban takeover should not serve to hinder de-mining efforts in Afghanistan. Decades of conflict have littered Afghanistan with land mines and other explosive remnants of war. As a result, today the country is one of the most contaminated in the world. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Sources in Kabul province have confirmed that a mine explosion in Quai Markaz in front of the Kandahar Market targeted a Taliban vehicle today (Wednesday, April 20). According to eyewitnesses, the explosion was due to planted mine, killing two Taliban members. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Khalid Zadran, the Taliban’s spokesperson for the Police Command in Kabul has confirmed the incident. stating that a mine was embedded on the roadside, targeting Taliban rebel’s vehicle. Localities have reported that two Taliban militants are injured. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 10, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan said Monday at least nine young students were killed and four wounded when an explosive remnant of war accidentally detonated outside a school in eastern Nangarhar province. The provincial governor’s office said in a statement the incident in Lalpur district occurred when an old
AFP: Weeks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, families who fled the fighting in one southern village returned home to find something strange: the cricket ground had been circled in rocks painted red and white.’ Click here to read more (external link).