2 Jun 2007

PR# 2007-416

3 children die after playing with explosive device

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Three Afghan children died earlier this evening in the upper Geresk Valley of Helmand province after playing with an explosive device when it detonated. 

Afghan National Army soldiers brought the children to the ISAF base outside Sangin for help. Two of the children were pronounced dead upon arrival, while one survived long enough to receive advanced medical care.

The injured child was moved by helicopter to nearby Camp Bastion where he achieved the full attention of ISAF medical staff. 

Regrettably, the injuries from the explosive device were too severe.  The child died of his wounds.

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