Landmines claims lives of ten civilians in Afghanistan

Violence has not subsided in the war-torn country of Afghanistan even if the world at large is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

In the latest case of violence that have not even spared civilians, ten innocent civilians lost their life and another four got wounded when their van hit a roadside landmine on June 3 in Afghanistan’s Arghistan District in Kandahar province. The Kandahar province is extremely volatile and in the past days have witnessed similar blasts.

The local police confirmed of the attack. Jamal Barakzai, a Spokesman for Kandahar police, said that the victims were residents of a local village.

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has urged the Taliban to stop using the devices, saying they primarily hurt civilians. On its official twitter handle, the UNAMA wrote, “Pressure-Plate IEDs in #Afghanistan inflict a devastating toll on Afghan civilians. UNAMA initial findings show Taliban-placed PPIEDs killed 10 civilians & injured 10 more in first 48 hours of June alone in Kunduz & Sar-e-Pul. Stop using these illegal improvised landmines.”

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