14 Sep. 2008
PR# 2008-482

One Afghan child killed, seven injured in explosion

KABUL, Afghanistan - One Afghan child was killed and seven were injured when a piece of unexploded ordinance they were playing with detonated in Andar district, Ghazni, September 14.

The injured children were brought to a nearby ISAF base and were subsequently evacuated by helicopter to a military hospital for further treatment. One child died later despite the efforts of ISAF medical personnel to save the child’s life.

The other children received shrapnel wounds of varying degrees.

ISAF asks civilians to leave unexploded munitions alone, even if they appear to be safe, and notify the local Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army or ISAF unit so that such dangerous items can be safely destroyed by the experts to help avoid such unfortunate death and injuries to civilians.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/