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Nāder Šāh Kawţ : Afghanistan | Dec 17, 2012 at 3:51 AM PST
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Published on 17 Dec 2012 2 girls killed by landmine Two young girls have been killed by a landmine while gathering firewood, in the eastern part of Afghanistan, according to Afghan authorities. The accident happened Monday in the eastern Nanagahar province, reports the BBC. - Girls between nine and thirteen years were killed when one of them accidentally hit a landmine with an ax, said district governor Sediq Dawlatzai. Two other girls were also seriously injured and has been taken to the hospital. Last year, 382 Afghans killed or injured by land mines, and 74% of them were children, according to the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan . Afghanistan has over 10 million landmines and unexploded ordnance after many years of war and civil war. Most experts believe the actual number is much higher, more estimates hit a triple. Record use of landmines The use of land mines in 2011 was at its highest in seven years, according to the organization International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). In 2010, 4191 people died from landmines and similar explosives. There are five percent more than in 2009. According to the ICBL, the real figure is much høyrere, probably 6000 people.
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Published on 17 Dec 2012 2 girls killed by landmine Two young girls have been killed by a landmine while gathering firewood, in the eastern part of Afghanistan, according to Afghan authorities. The accident happened Monday in the eastern Nanagahar province, reports the BBC. - Girls between nine and thirteen years were killed when one of them accidentally hit a landmine with an ax, said district governor Sediq Dawlatzai. Two other girls were also seriously injured and has been taken to the hospital. Last year, 382 Afghans killed or injured by land mines, and 74% of them were children, according to the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan . Afghanistan has over 10 million landmines and unexploded ordnance after many years of war and civil war. Most experts believe the actual number is much higher, more estimates hit a triple. Record use of landmines The use of land mines in 2011 was at its highest in seven years, according to the organization International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). In 2010, 4191 people died from landmines and similar explosives. There are five percent more than in 2009. According to the ICBL, the real figure is much høyrere, probably 6000 people.
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