Two civilians dead, five injured in Afghanistan explosion

Afghanistan: As per the information given by the police, in an incident that took place in Taluqan yesterday that killed two civilians and five others got injured after a mortar shell exploded in a shop.

While interacting with the media, provincial police spokesperson Khalil Asir went on to say: “The blast occurred in a blacksmith shop at around midday. A man salvaging for scrap metals has brought the shell to the local bazaar for sale. But the device has exploded, causing the casualties.”

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Among those killed was a teenage boy and the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital in the city, according to Asir.

Afghan civilians continue to bear the brunt of armed conflicts as more than 1,660 civilians were killed and over 3,580 others injured in conflict-related incidents across Afghanistan in the first half of the year, according to figures released by the UN mission in the country.

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Land mines, unexploded ordnance and explosive remnants of war also frequently cause casualties in the country, as per the reports.

On Friday, a teenage girl lost her legs in a land mine explosion in the eastern Nangarhar province, according to local officials.

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