PAN, August 6, 2012

Soviet era mine kills 3 Kapisa kids

By Tanha

Child mine victims of Kapisa in Afghanistan

Three children were killed when an explosive device they were playing with went off in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province on Monday, officials said.

The incident took place in Laka Khel area, the governor's spokesman Qais Qadiri told Pajhwok Afghan News. The schoolchildren, belonging to different families, were grassing their sheep on a mountainous meadow when they found the device.

The town’s administrative head Mullah Mohammad Omari confirmed the incident, saying the device, a mine leftover from Soviet era, killed the kids.

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