Afghanistan (IP) – An explosive device left over from past wars went off in Afghanistan's southern Zabul Province on Tuesday, killing at least two children and leaving 10 others injured, a local official said.

Iran PressAsia: "A group of children found a toy-like object in Mizan district at around noon today and began playing with when the device exploded, killing two on the spot and injuring 10 others," the official told media, according to Xinhua.

The provincial head of the public health department, Abdul Hakim Hakimi, has also confirmed that two dead bodies and 10 wounded children had been taken to a hospital.

This is the second incident of its kind in the southern region over the past five days.

A similar incident in neighboring Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah had taken a child's life and injured three others on Friday.

Afghanistan has been regarded as the most mine-contaminated country in the world as mines and unexploded ordnances left over from the war.


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